2d Circuit rides into Buffalo
On October 16-17, 2008, the 2d Circuit rode the circuit and held oral arguments and an admission ceremony on the WDNY. The panel consisted of CJ Jacobs and Judges Wesley and Arcara (sitting by designation). Judge Hall also made a brief appearance via video link from Rutland, Vertmont for the first argument on 10/16.
ABL was scheduled to argue two cases before the court, but a settlement and the court's decision to have ther other argument submitted on the papers deprived ABl of the opportunity to participate in the historic visit. Nonetheless, ABL attended some of the arguments -- as well as the lone Q&A. It was a wonderfully organized event and congratulations are deserved by whomever organized this event. The Court ought to ride the circuit more frequently -- with rode trips to the other federal courthouses of the 2d Circuit.