Judge puts out a call for former clerk

The Blog of LegalTimes: “Federal judges tend to avoid getting publicly involved in U.S. Senate confirmation battles, but a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit became an exception this week with a nomination involving a former clerk of his. Senior Judge Jon Newman of the 2nd Circuit has called at least one senator to lobby on behalf of the nomination of Robert Chatigny to the same New York-based appeals court. Chatigny, a federal district judge in Connecticut, clerked for Newman three decades ago, and they have chambers in the same federal courthouse in Hartford, Conn.”