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When Will the Federal Circuit’s Special Committee Release the Transcript of the July 13 Hearing in the Newman Investigation?

August 1, 2023

…Newman’s counsel, Gregory Dolin of the New Civil Liberties Alliance (NCLA), said in the June 15 letter that “[t]hough good reasons may exist for keeping disciplinary proceedings secret when exposing such proceedings to the public may intimidate witnesses or unnecessarily cast doubts on the honorable service of an accused judge, the upcoming hearing raises no such concerns.” Talk about an understatement! What evidence does the Federal Circuit have that a public hearing would lead to the intimidation of witnesses? If a party made such a statement without a shred of proof or corroboration, the court would issue sanctions…


Originally Published in IPWatchdog