2019 March 29
originally posted on facebook

Quote from a recent Supreme Court decision regarding a case in which a judge with the deciding vote died before the court’s decision was announced: “Because Judge Reinhardt was no longer a judge at the time when the en banc decision in this case was filed, the Ninth Circuit erred in counting him as a member of the majority. That practice effectively allowed a deceased judge to exercise the judicial power of the United States after his death. But federal judges are appointed for life, not for eternity.”

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