“Ninth Circuit Judge M. Margaret McKeown to Lead Federal Judges Association,” observes Howard Bashman at How Appealing. (7:10 PM post on April 24, 2013).
I had the privilege of getting to know the judge when she served as the Chair of the Codes of Conduct Committee for the federal judiciary. She is brilliant. She is a great writer. She is one of the nicest and most interesting people you will ever meet. She has a lovely sense of humor. She is down-to-earth. (Being Made In Wyoming will do that for you.) She has finally tuned people skills. She is universally respected. She was (and is) on a lot of “short lists” for the Supreme Court. She is adventurous–McKeown was a member of the first American mountain climbing expedition to China.
Judge McKeown will do a wonderful job leading the FJA during this most challenging time. I wish her well.