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Second Circuit Judge Peter Hall Dies Shortly After Retiring

March 11, 2021, 8:00 PM

Second Circuit Judge Peter Hall died Thursday a week after taking a form of semi-retirement known as senior status. He was 72.

Hall had been listed as “unavailable” on several rulings prior to his retirement for which he was part of the panel. His cause of death wasn’t immediately disclosed by the court.

In a statement from the Second Circuit Thursday, Chief Judge Debra Livingston remembered Hall as “a thoughtful and humane jurist.”

“He was generous with his colleagues and ever considerate in matters both big and small,” Livingston said. “Judge Hall was committed to public service and taught ...

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