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Robert Katzmann

Robert Katzmann is chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.  He was appointed to the Court in 1999 by President Clinton, and become chief judge in 2013.  He previously worked at the Brookings Institution and served as Professor of Law and Professor of Public Policy at Georgetown University.  He also served as special counsel for the confirmation of Ruth Bader Ginsburg's nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court.  He is the first judge of the federal courts with a doctorate in government and has said a long interest in judicial-legislative relations.  Most recently, that interest led him to write Judging Statutes, which offers a succinct critique of a purely textualist apprach to the interpretation of legislation.  He is the author of several books and teaches an administrative law class New York University School of Law.