Third Circuit Judge Maryanne Trump Barry’s retirement in February, first reported by the New York Times earlier this week, has sparked yet another round of news coverage of the intensely private jurist.
- Trump’s sister retires, negating judicial ethics complaints, by Larry Neumeister and Maryclaire Dale for AP. Includes quotes from Chief Judge Smith and Judge McKee, as I noted in my prior post.
- Trump’s Sister Eschewed Family’s Flash on 3rd Circ. Bench, by Matt Fair for Law360 (paywalled, accessible without subscription here). A look back at Judge Barry’s impressive judicial career, featuring quotes from Chief Judge Smith, Peter Goldberger, former clerk Kevin Marino, and me.
- Trump’s sister resigns from federal appeals court, halting probe into alleged family tax fraud, by Igor Derysh for Salon. Notes that the New York state tax authority issued a statement last year that it was “vigorously” investigating.
- Who is Maryanne Trump Barry? President’s judge sister retires amid tax fraud probe, by Shane Croucher for Newsweek.
- Trump’s sister quietly retired in February, and it’s actually a really big deal, by Matthew Yglesias for Vox.
- Trump’s Sister Retires, Highlighting Judge Misconduct Loophole, by Melissa Heelan Stanzione & Patrick Gregory for Bloomberg Law.
I love Goldberger’s quote in the Law360 article:
“She would consistently ask sharp, difficult, well-considered questions of both sides at argument, often based on the most extraordinary knowledge of key details of the record,” he said. “You absolutely had to know your case to contend with Judge Barry at argument. I appreciated that ability she had very much.”
(That reminds me of this early CA3blog post about an oral argument before a panel that included Judge Barry, entitled “The bench of fire.”)
And I’ll close with Chief Judge Smith’s statement quoted in the same article:
“Judge Barry was a very hard-working jurist with a sharp mind, keen instincts and a quick wit,” he said. “We all have been extremely fortunate to have Judge Barry as a colleague and friend. Judge Barry is a judicial giant, and everyone she has touched is a beneficiary of her extraordinary service.”