By Josh Wolff
Research Attorney, Illinois Appellate Court, First District
Judge Diane Woods, Chief Judge of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, appeared on Chicago Tonight recently to discuss various topics of interest to appellate lawyers.
In discussing the current vacancy at the United States Supreme Court, Judge Woods referred to the open seat as "a big loss," which, in the case of a 4-4 vote split, will leave the lower court's ruling in tact.
Judge Wood also described the Supreme Court vetting process as "very thorough," in which speeches from 20 years ago may be viewed and dissected.
The full video interview with Judge Wood is available here.
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