Hon. Thomas J. Rueter See Rating Details
Magistrate Judge See Comments
Average Rating:7.4 - 4 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)
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Comment #: 22153
This Judge attacks veterans with 2 tours of duty in Iraq, convicting them of disobeying a lawful order where the evidence is clearly to the contrary. The House should impeach him and the Senate convict him, and his criminal trials should be investigated by the appellate division and overturned for shocking the judicial conscience.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 6679
Judge Rueter is very helpful in settlement discussions. He is reasonable and does what he can to spur settlement. Very courteous and patient.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 4840
He is a great trial judge. He allows you to try your case and knows the law.

He is also willing to devote significant time to settlement conferences where there is a reasonable chance of settlement.

He should be a District Judge.