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Judges Attack Judicial Independence

Philip Hamburger
Chief Executive Officer
Greg Dolin
Senior Litigation Counsel

August 10, 2023

A disturbing constitutional drama is unfolding in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Chief Judge Kimberly Moore has effectively deprived one of her colleagues, Judge Pauline Newman, of her judicial office. Although not as noisy as recent attacks on the Supreme Court, this could be as dangerous for our republic. Threats to judicial independence ordinarily come from the political branches of government. But Judge Moore’s antics are apt to become a permanent self-inflicted wound to judicial independence.

Originally Published in The Wall Street Journal