Senior Judge Harry T. Edwards

News about Judge Edwards

Majority opinions:

  • [none]

Separate opinions:



Speaking engagements:

  • Commencement Address, U.C. Irvine School of Law (May 5, 2012)
  • Commentary on Judge Diane Wood’s Brennan Center Jorde Symposium Lecture (April 16, 2012) (“Edwards noted that he, like most judges, wrote relatively few separate opinions. But, he added with some bemusement, that already low number dropped even further when he became chief judge of the D.C. Circuit, a position he held from 1994 to 2001.”)


  • Ben Protess, As Wall Street Fights Regulation, It Has Backup on the Bench, N.Y. Times (Sept. 24, 2012) (“The [D.C. Circuit] became deeply polarized in the 1980s, but under Harry T. Edwards, a Democratic appointee who became chief judge in 1994, peace became a priority. [¶] It began with Judge Edwards sending handmade birthday cards to fellow jurists. The good will then spilled into their work. The court rarely reconsiders cases en banc anymore, a somewhat contentious procedure in which the entire court will gather to second-guess a ruling of a three-judge panel. [¶] ‘I felt we were becoming a broken court, and I wanted to bring us together on a professional and personal level,’ Judge Edwards, who now sits as a senior judge, said in an interview. ‘It became a matter of great pride.'”).