Getting left out of an email chain at work is usually a blessing, but it can feel downright hostile when you’re actively trying to do your job. It looks like the Court of Appeals didn’t even wait for the ink on the Judicial Committee’s co-sign to dry before they started limiting Pauline Newman’s access to the workplace. From Bloomberg Law:
Judge Pauline Newman informed a district court she’s recently been removed from a court email list for Federal Circuit judges, just days after she promised to continue fighting her colleagues’ decision to suspend her from hearing cases.
[H]er peers appeared to be ramping up her punishment for refusing to cooperate with the probe into her mental fitness by removing her from the listserv and by denying her “routine” request to extend the term of service for one of her law clerks.
Hopefully the court has a good reason for not even keeping up the semblance of Newman’s ousting as being a temporary thing and not just brute forcing through constitutional procedure. If there’s anybody who shouldn’t be cutting corners on process, it’s judges.
Newman Says She’s Been Removed From Fed. Circuit Judge Listserv [Bloomberg Law]
Earlier: Judicial Conduct Committee Passes Ball On Glaring Due Process Issue In Newman Case
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