lavarman84 wrote:Anonymous User wrote:Anonymous User wrote:I’ve heard from many people that Wardlaw is extremely unpleasant.
I've heard this as well. There is a prevalent rumor in LA that Clinton appointed her to the 9th Circuit because she was a disaster of a district court judge and she would do less damage as an appellate judge.
I've heard mixed things on M. Smith - some people think he's kind of a prick, but some people really like him, and his clerks do seem to work relatively humane hours. You have to work in El Segundo, though.
Well, they took a loss there because she was replaced by Percy Anderson.
Would seem like a strange strategy too - even if there is an idea that the panel can moderate decisions and delay isn’t as much of an issue. When I was at a District court, a fellow judge on that court was notoriously late, overdue, etc. I’d presume one of the most prolificly behind in the country at the time. But for various reasons that Judge was strong candidate for a circuit vacancy during that time. Eventually it was shot down, I’d hope, because of that realization. Idk though.