Judge Newman’s Suit Comes to an End

By Kevin E. Noonan — Today, D.C. District Court Judge Christopher R. Cooper put an end to Judge Pauline Newman’s lawsuit against her colleagues, granting the Federal Circuit Judicial Council’s motion to dismiss Judge Newman’s suit on due process and 4th Amendment grounds (see “Judge Newman and the On-Going Attempts to Remove Her from the Federal Circuit”). To recap, Judge Newman filed a complaint in May 2023, asserting 12 claims: • Claim I asserted “improper removal [and] violation of separation of powers” based on Article III (life tenure of federal judges) and Article I (giving the House of Representatives the…