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Trump’s Sister Eschewed Family’s Flash On 3rd Circ. Bench

Law360 (April 11, 2019, 8:03 PM EDT) -- While her brother became known for gold-and-marble-bedecked buildings emblazoned with his family’s name, attorneys say that Maryanne Trump Barry, the recently retired Third Circuit judge and elder sister of President Donald Trump, built a career in which she avoided the limelight and dedicated herself to circumspect and fact-driven rulings.

News of Judge Barry’s retirement in February, which the Third Circuit confirmed on Wednesday, comes as The New York Times reported this week she was swept up in an ethics investigation over her alleged involvement in questionable tax maneuvers related to the Trump family’s real estate business.

Despite that controversy, court watchers...

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