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The Hon. Pauline Newman v. The Hon. Kimberly A. Moore, et al.

CASE: The Hon. Pauline Newman v. The Hon. Kimberly A. Moore, et al.

STATUS: Active

NCLA ROLE: Counsel

COURTS HEARD IN: Fed. Cir., D.C. Cir.

ORIGINAL COURT: U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

OPENED: April 21, 2023

AGENCIES: Judicial Council of the Federal Circuit

FOCUS AREAS:

Due Process Violations

The due process of law guarantees a right to be held to account only through the processes of an impartial court—something administrative tribunals violate every day.

Scope of Authority / Nondelegation

The structure of the Constitution allows only Congress to legislate, only the Executive to enforce laws, and only the Judiciary to decide cases. But the Administrative State evades the Constitution’s avenues of governance when executive agencies issue regulations without statutory authorization from Congress.

Chief Judge Kimberly A. Moore of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit claimed that U.S. Circuit Judge Pauline Newman “is unable to discharge all duties of the office by reason of mental or physical disability”. Moore appointed a three-judge special committee—including herself—to investigate the matter. Without citing any legal authority and prior to the conclusion of any investigation, Chief Judge Moore removed Judge Newman from new hearing cases for an indefinite period. She also impeded Judge Newman’s access to court chambers and unilaterally decided that the judicial assistant working for Judge Newman “is no longer an employee of the Newman chambers.”  

Chief Judge Moore’s unlawful action to bar Judge Newman from carrying out the duties of her appointed office poses significant constitutional difficulties because it impinges on the Constitution’s guarantee that federal judges hold and exercise the functions of their office “during good behaviour.” Her action also violates due process of law and raises serious concerns about Chief Judge Moore’s ability to conduct this investigation impartially.  

The Hon. Pauline Newman, Plaintiff in Newman v. Moore, et al.

Mark Chenoweth
President and Chief Legal Officer
John J. Vecchione
Senior Litigation Counsel
Greg Dolin
Senior Litigation Counsel
NCLA FILINGS

Plaintiff's Memorandum of Law in Opposition to Defendants' Motion for Judgement on the Pleadings (ECF 45)

April 5, 2024 | Read More

Memorandum Opinion and Order of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

February 12, 2024 | Read More

Memorandum of Decision of the Comittee on Judicial Conduct and Disability

February 7, 2024 | Read More

Defendants’ Response to Plaintiff’s Surreply

December 13, 2023 | Read More

Plaintiff’s Sur-Reply

December 6, 2023 | Read More

PRESS RELEASES

NCLA Will Continue the Fight to End Unlawful Suspension of Federal Circuit Judge Pauline Newman

February 7, 2024 | Read More

NCLA Asks D.C. District Court to Halt Illegal Suspension of Hon. Pauline Newman

October 26, 2023 | Read More

NCLA Will Appeal Fed. Circuit Judicial Council’s Unlawful Order to Suspend Hon. Pauline Newman

September 20, 2023 | Read More

Hon. Pauline Newman Passes Medical Evaluation with Flying Colors, Forensic Psychologist Says

September 7, 2023 | Read More

Fed. Circuit Special Committee’s Actions Once Again Undermine Due Process for Hon. Pauline Newman

August 4, 2023 | Read More

IN THE MEDIA

I Met Judge Pauline Newman. She Proves Age Is Just a Number

NCLA Blog

September 8, 2023

Judges Attack Judicial Independence

August 10, 2023

The Ugly Fight Over A Federal Judge's Retirement (Podcast)

Bloomberg Law

May 12, 2023

Reagan-Appointed Judge, Now 95, Faces Probe Into Whether She Can Still Do the Job

Fox News

May 12, 2023

The Stealth Impeachment of Judge Newman in the Federal Circuit

Reason

May 12, 2023

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