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General Inclination in Criminal Appeals:   (1=Strongly Pro­Government,10=Strongly Pro­Defense)
General Inclination in Civil Rights Appeals:   (1=Strongly Pro-Defendant,10=Strongly Pro­Plaintiff)
General Inclination in Labor Law Appeals:   (1=Strongly Pro­Employee,10=Strongly Pro­Employer)
General Inclination in Immigration Appeals:   (1=Strongly Pro­Immigrant,10=Strongly Pro­Government)

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Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 23280
Rating:Not Rated
In response to the other commentator on here, you say he applies powerful intellect and reality to cases. So powerful intellect and reality called for a 150 year jail sentence for Bernard Madoff? No. That was populism and unmistakably got him elevated to the 2nd Circuit when Judge Chatigny's nomination floundered. 150 years, no matter the amount of damage, for a non-violent offense underscores American exceptionalism when it comes to punishment.

As Judge Chin once claimed in a NYT interview he just imposes sentencing as if he is rolling the dice. He is not a courageous judge and since he is at the top of his career now, reaching the Supremes is unlikely, he will hopefully realize that the criminal justice system is entirely broken and not pick and choose who he wishes to burn.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 21929
Rating:Not Rated
Judge Chin is as unbiased as they come. He truly wants to get it right and will stand up to the entire Circuit if necessary. Applies powerful intellect and reality to cases.