Michael McConnell to Leave Tenth Circuit and Join Stanford Law Faculty:
The stunning news is here. Judge McConnell is one of my favorite judges; that's a really big loss.

  I've noted before that there have been an unusual number of early retirements from the judiciary among the most academically accomplished of judges, including the likes of our own Paul Cassell (left to join the Utah faculty) and David Levi (left to become Dean of Duke). Now McConnell can be added to the list. All of the six individuals on the list are GOP nominees, as it turns out.

  Thanks to reader Derek Muller for the link.