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Judge Wallach Pulls No Punches in Exit Interview (Podcast)

April 13, 2021, 9:17 PM

Federal appellate court judges rarely speak to the press. Fortunately for us, Judge Evan Wallach, a nine-year veteran of the U.S Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, who recently announced he will be taking senior status at the end of May, granted an exclusive interview to Bloomberg Law’s Perry Cooper.

On this episode of On The Merits, Cooper talks about her surprise at how candid Wallach was during their interview, and also about the nakedly partisan reason Wallach gave for why he’s taking senior status, a form of semi-retirement, now. (3:05)

Also, Bloomberg Law editor Carmen Castro-Pagan tells us about another judge who, in dismissing what he saw as a frivolous lawsuit, leaned hard on the boxing metaphors. Really hard. (14:42)

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To contact the reporter on this story: David Schultz in Washington at dschultz@bloombergindustry.com

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