Bench Memos

Judge Danny Boggs to Take Senior Status

Today, Judge Danny J. Boggs of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit announced that he will take senior status, effective February 28. (Hat tip: Josh Blackman.) A Reagan nominee, Judge Boggs has served with distinction on the Sixth Circuit since March 1986.  In addition to being a fine judge, Boggs is also a trivia maven. Once referred to as “The Kentucky Quizmaster,” Judge Boggs is infamous for subjecting potential clerks to a trivia quiz and was twice phoned by Who Wants to Be a Millionaire contestants for assistance on the show. Judge Boggs will continue to hear cases as a Senior Circuit Judge.

Jonathan H. Adler — Mr. Adler is an NRO contributing editor and the inaugural Johan Verheij Memorial Professor of Law at Case Western Reserve University School of Law. His latest book is Marijuana Federalism: Uncle Sam and Mary Jane.