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96-Year-Old Judge Deadlocks With Appeals Panel on Fitness Probe

August 17, 2023

…Also this week, the Wall Street Journal published a letter to the editor in which Fifth Circuit Judge Edith H. Jones called Newman “a brilliant, capable jurist” and criticized the committee’s probe as “inexplicable.”

The neurologist who examined Newman told Bloomberg Law last week that the bombshell 111-page report, released Aug. 4, included a line describing part of his examination as saying Newman “failed 80% of the memory related questions.” The doctor, Ted Rothstein of George Washington University’s School of Medicine & Health Sciences, called that “a distortion and very inappropriate.”

New Civil Liberties Alliance represents Newman. The Justice Department represents the Federal Circuit special committee and its members…


Originally Published in Bloomberg Law