Tuesday, January 08, 2008

On Judge Hogan

Last month, I mentioned Judge Thomas F. Hogan of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia in a post, and now I read here in the Post that that he is taking senior status.

The story begins:

"On the wall of his chambers looking out on the U.S. Capitol, U.S. District Chief Judge Thomas F. Hogan has a treasured keepsake -- a framed picture of Ronald Reagan, doubled over in a laughing fit.

Fred Fielding, who was the White House counsel at the time, sent Hogan the photo of Reagan guffawing in the Oval Office with his advisers shortly after he appointed the young trial lawyer to the federal bench in 1982. A note is scribbled alongside the picture:

'Dear Tom,

We all thought your judgeship was a great idea.'"

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