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The FJA joins our Maryland state court colleagues in mourning the death of County Circuit Judge Andrew Wilkinson.

September 25, 2023 Daniel Anderl Judicial Security and Privacy Act Passes – December 8, 2022 by a 350-80 vote “Judges, and their families, should not live in fear for doing the job they are sworn to do. As a nation and as a people, we cannot accept this. This legislation will make it harder for violent individuals to find judges’…

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.

In December, the Daniel Anderl Judicial Security Bill was presented for unanimous consent to the United States Senate, which unfortunately did not pass the bill. We are hopeful that this bi-partisan legislation will soon be presented to the new Congress as it continues to have consistent and ardent support for securing its measures for the safety of our judges.

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.

  December 24, 2020 Dear Colleagues, Please join another of our esteemed FJA colleagues, Circuit Judge James E. Graves, as he brings us on a virtual tour of his wonderful Black Santa collection. Judge Graves serves as a Fifth Circuit Director, and with his permission shares with us his delightful tradition. Hopefully this will bring a little joy and some…

December 18, 2020 The Daniel Anderl Judicial Security and Privacy Act 2020, S. 4711, was presented for unanimous consent to the United States Senate today by Senators Menendez and Booker. Due to the objection of one Senator, the consent was not achieved, and it will be reintroduced in January. This bill has strong bipartisan support in both Houses ( H.R….