Last Federal Judge appointed by Jimmy Carter dies at 87

Couldn’t happen at a better time…. Adieu.

“(CNN)Judge Stephen Reinhardt, a liberal federal appeals court judge who was part of a panel that rejected California’s Proposition 8 same-sex marriage ban as unconstitutional, died Thursday, according to a court spokesperson. He was 87.

Reinhardt, who served on the US 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, died of a heart attack during a visit to his dermatologist, according to spokesman David Madden.
One of the last remaining federal judges appointed by then-President Jimmy Carter, nearly four decades ago, Reinhardt emerged as a staunch critic of the Trump administration’s deportation policies and travel ban in the final years of his life.
“We have lost a wonderful colleague and friend. As a judge, he was deeply principled, fiercely passionate about the law and fearless in his decisions,” Chief Judge Sidney R. Thomas of the 9th Circuit said in a statement.
“He will be remembered as one of the giants of the federal bench. He had a great life that ended much too soon,” Thomas said.
Trump has slammed the court as being liberal and a symbol of “a broken and unfair” court system.
Reinhardt’s passing leaves a progressive vacancy on the court for Trump to potentially fill with a conservative vote.”

8 responses to “Last Federal Judge appointed by Jimmy Carter dies at 87

  1. Guess the 9th Circus has a sign out front now …. “Vacancy: Clown Wanted”……

    All the other libtard judges will go to his funeral in a single, miniature car….
    He left some awfully big shoes to fill ……

  2. “a visit to his dermatologist” Having his scales trimmed?

  3. The good, they die young don’t they?

    Reinhardt’s passing leaves a progressive vacancy on the court for Trump to potentially fill with a conservative vote.

    And so it REALLY is Good Friday.

    Somebody give FDR in Hell a heads-up to put this one with all the others.

  4. Hope he likes hot climates.

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