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    Judge Newman’s Upheld Suspension Has Some Questioning Ethics Law (02/08/2024)

    Jeremy Fogel, a retired federal judge who has also worked extensively on the issues of judicial ethics and mental health, said the situation surrounding Newman’s suspension illustrates broader problems with how the federal judiciary deals with aging in its ranks. Fogel said a protocol to assess judges’ cognitive function on a regular basis, implemented by the judiciary in consultation with experts, could reduce the kinds of confrontations that can emerge when a particular judge appears to show signs of decline.