U.S. District Judge Marilyn Hall Patel is many things to many people, and is described as "complex." Those who have observed Patel for years say she, more than most, has put her lifetime tenure to good use, not looking over her shoulder or letting public opinion get in the way of a ruling. As Patel's list of high-profile rulings keeps growing, she has demonstrated what should be one of the defining characteristics of a federal judge -- courage.
Judicial Profile: Marilyn Hall Patel
October 22, 2002
This article requires premium access
This article requires premium access to The Recorder. Please sign in or subscribe to read the full text.