96-Year-Old Judge Blocked From Cases Over Mental Fitness

  • Judge Pauline Newman, the eldest federal judge currently in service in the United States, has been temporarily barred from presiding over cases.
  • A panel of her fellow judges determined that she lacks the mental fitness to continue serving on the bench. This suspension, which is expected to last for a year, was mandated by the Federal Circuit’s Judicial Council.
  • The decision to suspend Judge Newman comes in the wake of the panel’s assertion that she has not cooperated with an investigation into “reasonable concerns” regarding her mental capacity.
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