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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Ind. Courts - "Federal district judges sitting by designation with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit"

Last evening Howard Bashman of How Appealing noted that Judge Kendall, of the Northern District of Illinois, was sitting by designation on a 7th Circuit opinion issued yesterday. This monring Bashman posts a response from Circuit Chief Judge Frank H. Easterbrook, who states in part:

I have invited the more recent appointees to the district court (those who have served five years or less) to sit with the court of appeals, so that they may get better acquainted with how the appellate process works in the Seventh Circuit. I also have urged judges of the court of appeals to sit occasionally on the district court. The judicial system as a whole is stronger when its members have experience with the process from beginning to end. Judicial knowledge and insight yield benefits for litigants. All of the circuit's district judges with five years or less or service have accepted and will sit with the Seventh Circuit for two days each before the end of May. Judge Kendall, who sat on January 20 and 22, is the first.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on February 24, 2009 08:22 AM
Posted to Ind. (7th Cir.) Decisions