Federal judges tend to avoid getting publicly involved in U.S. Senate confirmation battles, but a judge on the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals became an exception last week with a nomination involving a former clerk of his.

Senior Judge Jon Newman of the 2nd Circuit has called at least one senator to lobby on behalf of the nomination of Robert Chatigny to the same New York-based appeals court. Chatigny, a federal district judge in Connecticut, clerked for Newman three decades ago, and they have chambers in the same federal courthouse in Hartford, Conn.

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