Monday, February 6, 2023

RIP UCLAw's Herb Morris

PJ Gilbert's monthly column in the DJ is Did I write this column or ...? about--what else?--ChatGPT, and also the late Professor Herb Morris.

Today's DJ also has Myron Moskovitz in Fighting for "Turnaround" about zealous advocacy and arguing forcefully even in the face of a negative tentative or panel that is obviously against your position.

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to HoldFirst Law School Special Sitting Since 2020 – The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit will hear oral arguments during a special sitting on February 15 at the University of San Diego School of Law in San Diego, California. This will be the first special sitting at a law school since the onset of the pandemic in 2020.

On February 16 from noon to 1 p.m., FBA-LA presents a webinar titled Supreme Court Ethics: Time for a change?  -- "In this virtual presentation we will hear from a distinguished panel discussing a historical perspective of Supreme Court ethics and issues such as whether Congress has jurisdiction to impose a code of ethics, issues of public trust, and the term limits debate."

The Recorder has ‘A Double-Edged Sword’: Why Young Judges Might Not Stick Around, discussing reasons why federal judges leave the bench, and noting Ninth Circuit Judge Paul Watford.

Judges who resign appear to skew younger. According to a National Law Journal review of the judges who left the bench early over the past three decades, 37 out of 42 of them were under the age of 50 when confirmed.