Judge Alex Kozinski

On February 21, Ninth Circuit Chief Judge Alex Kozinski visited Arizona at the invitation of two law groups.

Juan Rocha, an Assistant Federal Public Defender on behalf of Los Abogados Hispanic Bar Association, invited the Chief. (Recently Juan was published in Arizona Attorney Magazine on the topic of immigration and Operation Streamline. I wrote about it here. You can read Juan’s article here.)

Another organizing sponsor was the Arizona Minority Bar Association.

We’ll have a news story about the event in the April issue of Arizona Attorney Magazine.

More photos are available at the magazine’s Facebook page.

Judge Alex Kozinski

Next Tuesday, the Chief Judge of the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, Alex Kozinski, will speak with members of the legal community when he visits Tucson. His stop is being hosted by Los Abogados, the state’s Hispanic bar association.

The event will be from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 21, in the Jury Assembly Room of the Evo A. DeConcini United States Courthouse. The address is 405 W. Congress, Tucson 85701.

Years ago, I had the opportunity to interview the then-Ninth Circuit Chief Judge, Arizona’s own Mary Schroeder. The judge in that position always is able to provide insights from one of the nation’s most influential circuits, and I expect Tuesday’s event will be the same.

Admission to the Judge Kozinski event is free, but seats may go fast. I hope to see you there. (Click on the flier below for more detail.)

Arizona Vice Chief Justice Andrew Hurwitz

This afternoon, Arizona Vice Chief Justice Andrew Hurwitz was nominated to serve on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals by President Barack Obama. 

President Obama said, “Justice Hurwitz has proven himself to be not only a first-rate legal mind but a faithful public servant.  It is with full confidence in his ability, integrity, and independence that I nominate him to the bench of the United States Court of Appeals.”

Here is the full story from the White House. Congratulations to a great Arizona lawyer and jurist!