Just a friendly reminder from the Supreme Court that federal judges only get the gig for life. The reminder came from this per curiam opinion addressing the following issue:
May a federal court count the vote of a judge who dies before the decision is issued?
The answer, 9-0, was no.
Makes you wonder who came up with that gem, a justice, a clerk, or someone's significant other while downing a few glasses of vino at the local watering hole in DC.
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