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Judge's Suit Over Psych Exam To Test Oversight Limits

Law360, New York (September 15, 2017, 8:45 PM EDT) -- A federal judge sued the judiciary and its disciplinary panels after they tried to make him submit to a psychiatric evaluation, a move that will tee up a rare constitutional test of a judicial oversight law and test the limits of how far court authorities can go to control judges with lifetime appointments, experts said.

The suit filed by U.S. District Judge John R. Adams, who has long feuded with his judicial colleagues in Akron, Ohio, accuses Chief Judge R. Guy Cole, a circuit oversight council...
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Case Title

ADAMS v. JUDICIAL COUNCIL OF THE SIXTH CIRCUIT et al


Case Number

1:17-cv-01894

Court

District Of Columbia

Nature of Suit

Civil Rights: Other

Judge

Amy Berman Jackson

Date Filed

September 14, 2017

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