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Second Circuit Chief Judge Felicia Toney Williams announced her retirement from the bench effective September 30. We can't do better than the court's official announcement below detailing a 30 year judicial career, including her 1992 election as the first female African American on the Second Circuit bench. All I can add is that I began building CompQuantum in 2012 and Judge Williams has been one of the few constants in the last eight years of data entry. She is associated with 212 cases in our database. After enough entries, you start to think of some judges as old friends you've never met. Judge Williams is one of those. We wish her the best in retirement.
Her position was filled on Wednesday, October 7, 2020, by the Honorable D. Milton Moore, III, another judge with enough seniority to have left a mark at CompQuantum. Congratulations to Judge Moore.
Finally, retired Judge Edward Bleich was appointed by the Supreme Court to serve pro tempore beginning "October 1, 2020 through May 31, 2021 or until the vacancy is filled, whichever occurs sooner."
All three announcements are posted below.
Posted: Oct. 9, 2020