9th Circ. Judge Warns ‘Judicial Independence Is At Risk’
Law360 (August 9, 2019, 9:59 PM EDT) — Accepting an American Bar Association award on Friday, Ninth Circuit Judge M. Margaret McKeown told a room packed with judges and attorneys that recent attacks on judges pose a threat to the rule of law, and urged her colleagues to do more to defend judicial independence.
Accepting the ABA’s John Marshall Award, Judge McKeown, the first female partner at Perkins Coie LLP, delivered prepared remarks reflecting on her legal and judicial career thus far and the work she’s done to advance the administration of justice, judicial ethics and international rule of law.
The award, which recognizes her dedication to advancing judicial…