Supreme Court: Judges Can’t Rule from Beyond the Grave

The case involved Fresno County public school math consultant Aileen Rizo, who sued after learning she made less than male colleagues.

  • Published 25 February 2019
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal judges can't rule from beyond the grave, the Supreme Court said Monday. The high court said in an unsigned opinion that a federal court can't count the vote of a judge who died in a decision issued after the judge's death. The justices said "federal judges are appointed for life, not for eternity." The case the court was ruling on involved Judge Stephen Reinhardt, a judge on the U.S. Court of… Read at AP News