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Jack Weinstein, Senior Federal Judge in Brooklyn, Dies at 99 (2)

June 15, 2021, 5:36 PM

Jack Weinstein, a federal judge in Brooklyn, New York, who specialized in class-action lawsuits and earned a reputation as a legal maverick during his five decades as a jurist, has died. He was 99.

He died Tuesday, according to U.S. District Judge Raymond Dearie, a longtime colleague.

President Lyndon Johnson nominated Weinstein to the bench in 1967. He was the chief judge of the Eastern District of New York, which includes Brooklyn, from 1980 to 1988. Five years later, he went on senior status, allowing him to curtail the number of cases he heard -- a privilege he ...

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