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David Schenck Quoted in ABA Journal Feature on Chief Judge Carl Stewart

Article Profiles First African-American to Preside Over 5th U.S. Circuit Court, Considered Among the Most Controversial, Conservative and Important Appellate Courts in the Nation

January 28, 2014

David J. Schenck, Dallas-based member of Dykema’s Litigation Department and a highly-regarded trial and appellate lawyer, is quoted in an article—“Meet the chief judge of the nation’s most divisive, controversial and conservative appeals court”—that appears as a featured article in the February 2014 issue of ABA Journal: Law News Now.

The article profiles Judge Carl Stewart, the first African-American to be named chief judge of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court, which fields appellate cases from Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas and is described in the article as “one of the most controversial, rancorous, dysfunctional, staunchly conservative and important appellate courts in the country.”

Schenck, who prior to joining Dykema was an appellate lawyer with the Texas attorney general’s office, and had—earlier in his career—served as law clerk for the late Honorable Henry A. Politz, (at the time, Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit) notes, “Chief Judge Stewart is steady and fair; he’s a balls-and-strikes kind of judge, which is all you want in a judge. When I see Judge Stewart on a panel, I am never worried or stressed, no matter what side I’m representing.”

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