Death Penalty Case Holds Up Nominee for 2nd Circuit

, The National Law Journal


In 2005, U.S. District Judge Robert Chatigny warned a defense lawyer of dire consequences if the lawyer did not do more to try to delay the execution of his client. "I'll have your law license," Chatigny warned at one point. The incident sparked a judicial ethics investigation of Chatigny, who sits in the District of Connecticut. Although he was cleared of misconduct and apologized to the defense lawyer, Republicans are reviewing the case as they weigh Chatigny's nomination to the 2nd Circuit.

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