Hon. Cynthia M. Rufe See Rating Details
District Judge See Comments
E.D.Pa.  
Average Rating:6.4 - 13 rating(s)
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*Temperament:   (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
*Scholarship:   (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
*Industriousness:   (1=Not at all industrious,10=Highly industrious)
*Ability to Handle Complex Litigation:    (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
*Punctuality:    (1=Chronic`y Late,10=Always on Time)
*Evenhandedness in Civil Litigation:    (1=Demonstrates Bias,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
*Evenhandedness in Criminal Litigation:   (1=Demonstrates Bias,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
Flexibility In Scheduling   (1=Completely Inflexible,10=Very Flexible)
General Inclination Regarding Bail (1=Pro-Defense,10=Pro-Government)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases, Pre-Trial:   (1=Pro-Defense,10=Pro-Government)
Involvement in Civil Settlement Discussions:   (1=Least Involved,10=Most Involved)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases, Trial:    (1=Pro-Defense,10=Pro-Government)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases, Sentencing:    (1=Most Lenient,10=Most Harsh)
Typical Discount Off Guidelines for Cooperators:    (1=10%,10=100%)
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What others have said about Hon. Cynthia M. Rufe


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Other

Comment #: 21547
Rating:1.0
Comments:
I notified the Court and the U.S. Government of fraudulent criminal behavior by Ms. Slaey, and it has thus far gone uninvestigated. This is really a disappointment. I am a taxpayer, and for years I have paid for this government contract with my tax dollars. Now she just gets away with her criminal behavior! See Civil Case No. 06-4930, U.S. Government vs. Mary Louise Denese Slaey.

Other

Comment #: 19421
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
She push for justice the right way, take both parties in account, base decisions on facts and evidence from both sides.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 12385
Rating:4.4
Comments:
Judge Rufe is so friendly to the government that she should be the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Philadelphia. She has been reversed a number of times.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 11250
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Very disappointed in this Justice's decision in civil action #08-4899. As a woman employed by the defendant, I was awaiting a decision that would vindicate many of us here at GMS. Now 2 women have decided not to continue with their sexual discrimination cases against this entity, and one woman has decided not to proceed with a sexual harassment charge. Thus, the rippling, or should I say crippling effects of the American justice system's "chess game."

Civil Litigation - Govt.

Comment #: 9894
Rating:1.0
Comments:
I knew her as a state court judge. She conducted much of the case in chambers off the record and then had a very different demeanor on the record. Very calculating, and very biased against families of children with disabilities.

Other

Comment #: 8882
Rating:8.0
Comments:
As a juror, I really appreciated her court demeanor. During the proceedings, it was clear that she was both level-headed and compassionate in a way that is so important for a judge. I served once as a juror before, and that judge came across as much more abrasive (yet somehow disengaged at the same time!).

I was disappointed that we were often kept waiting (in the morning before trial and during breaks), though I'm not sure how much of that was normal procedure for any trial/judge.

I was not a big fan of George W. Bush, but he apparently did something right in appointing Judge Rufe. It's good know that someone with such a position of power is doing her part to ensure that justice prevails.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 6512
Rating:9.8
Comments:
Excellent judge.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 4107
Rating:8.7
Comments:
Judge Rufe is thoughtful and very astute on the bench. Pushes for settlements where it makes sense in civil cases.

Other

Comment #: 3649
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Plese let Zomber go! Good Man

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 2341
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Excellent judge. Great heart and great mind.