Get updates on the coronavirus pandemic and other news as it happens with our free breaking news email alerts. On Monday, he moved to inactive status, which means that except for some administrative tasks, his 53-year-career is over. Henderson said law students and graduates should be educated about the value of working under a judge for a year. In a 2003 settlement, the city paid $10.5 million and agreed to undergo extensive reforms overseen by a court-appointed monitor. During his time on the bench, Henderson also worked with a pretrial diversion program in Alameda County that allowed first-time drug offenders to get help with counseling, education and job-skills training instead of going to jail. “I sent them off for 10 years, and I think they deserved much better than that,” Henderson said. Duties assigned to magistrate judges by district court judges may vary considerably from court to court. Clerkships tend to pay substantially less than law firms. Chance of rain 30%. He’s not worried or thinking about hitting 100 years old. When Henderson rolled down the window, the man told him to wait there as he ran to get his parents. Weinstein also called out the NYPD in 2009 for being plagued by “widespread falsification by arresting officers,” in a ruling where he refused to toss out a multimillion-dollar suit against the city filed by two men arrested on bogus narcotics charges. But Henderson said he was disappointed that several policing reform bills failed to advance in the California Legislature this year. “I said, ‘Are you kidding? Do you know how many people will be dead by then?’” Henderson recalled. Bankruptcy judges are appointed for 14-year terms. He served as a judge in the program once a month. In another case, a “mule” who was asked to drive a truck full of illegal drugs to Fresno was caught. However, members of Congress, who typically recommend potential nominees, and the Department of Justice, which reviews nominees' qualifications, have developed their own informal criteria. 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Another problem, according to Henderson, is that many minorities don’t fully understand the crucial role that juries play in the criminal justice system. NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge in New York City who was nominated by President Lyndon Johnson and who contributed to the landmark case that struck down racial segregation in public schools is retiring at age 98. The chief judge is the judge in regular active service who is senior in commission of those judges who are (1) 64 years of age or under; (2) have served for one year or more as a judge; and (3) have not previously served as chief judge. This site is maintained by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts on behalf of the Federal Judiciary. I think it’s bothering me more than him. Why a Lifetime Full Salary? I’m sad about it,” said Weinstein’s wife, Susan Berk. Henderson reflected on his 37 years on the bench during a one-hour talk with U.S. District Judge Haywood Gilliam on Thursday as part of two-day seminar on racial bias in federal court organized by the Northern District of California Federal Practice Program. JAMES GILL . Over time, fewer Article III judges have resigned their posts and more have retired or died in office. Court of appeals and district court judgeships are created by legislation that must be enacted by Congress. That’s when he decided to appoint a receiver to oversee California’s health care system for state prisons in 2005. Henderson recalled having to sentence two teenagers from Eureka who were about to go to college to long prison terms for growing marijuana because he could not get around the mandatory minimum. The retired judge said he explored every option, including consulting with prominent experts and sociologists, but was told it would take eight to nine months to make changes that could save lives. OAKLAND, Calif. (CN) — You can’t sit back and wait for things to happen. They should be reintroduced to family and to jobs and creative work.”. That being so, it seemed to me highly desirable to turn it over to the other judges on the court,” Weinstein said in his 14th-floor chambers, which overlook Brooklyn Heights, the East River, Manhattan and New Jersey. September 15, 2016 . The United States Congress established the retirement for Supreme Court justices at full salary in the Judiciary Act of 1869, the same law that settled the number of justices at nine. Weinstein made headlines in 2018 for saying he would not toss ex-convicts back in prison for smoking pot while on supervised release.