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In Memoriam

Edward Leavy, Circuit Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, passed away March 12, 2023, at age 93. He was born Aug. 14, 1929, on the family hop farm near Butteville, Oregon. President Reagan in 1987 appointed Ed to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, where he served until his death.

April 22, 1953 – June 9, 2021 Judge Robert A. Katzmann ’80, former Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, died on June 9, 2021 at the age of 68. . His death was announced by the Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals, Debra A. Livingston.

Judge Sandra J. Feuerstein of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York was fatally struck by a vehicle Friday, April 9, on Ocean Boulevard in Boca Raton, Florida, in a reported hit-and-run crash.

Peter W. Hall, a Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, a former United States Attorney for the District of Vermont, a prominent figure in the Rutland, Vermont, community, and a beloved colleague, family member and friend, died on March 11, 2021 in Rutland. He was 72 years old. His passing was announced by Chief Judge Debra Ann Livingston. Speaking on behalf of the Court, Chief Judge Livingston said, “Judge Hall was our beloved colleague, and this is a grievous loss for our Court and for all of our judges.”

The Western District of Texas is deeply mourning the loss of U.S. District Judge Philip R. Martinez, who passed away very unexpectedly on Friday, February 26, 2021.

FJA mourns the passing of Honorable Gregory W. Carman.

Thomas A. Wiseman, Jr. a founding member of the Federal Judges Association, passed away March 18, 2020 in Nashville, Tennessee.