Former 2nd Circ. Chief Katzmann, Voice For Civics, Dies At 68

Law360, New York (June 10, 2021, 9:03 AM EDT) -- Former Second Circuit Chief Judge Robert A. Katzmann, who steered the appellate court through high-profile cases and budget sequestration and was known as a voice for expanding civics education, died Wednesday at 68.

A native of New York City, Katzmann, whose father John fled Nazi Germany, took senior status earlier this year, current Chief Judge Debra A. Livingston noted in a statement. She said her predecessor was committed to crafting a judiciary that would serve as "a steadying hand to our democracy."

"Judge Katzmann led our court through historic challenges, from budget sequester and governmental shutdowns ... to the pandemic which...

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