Respondents were asked to grade judges on a 1-to-10 scale, 10 being the highest, in nine categories. The number of responses appears under each score. Overall score, which determines rank (in parentheses), is a weighted average of all nine scores.

Judge

(Rank)
1.
Familiar-
ity with briefs and record
2.
Quality of particip-
ation at argument
3.
Lack of bias as to race, gender or party
4.
Know-
ledge of substant-
ive law
5.
Persuasive-
ness of writing
6.
Concise-
ness of expres-
sion
7.
Balancing of precedent with reason
8.
Fair-
ness and thorough-
ness in decision-
making
9.
Speed in issuing orders and opinions
10.
Overall Score
Carmen H. Alvarez (28) 7.14 6.70 7.57 6.98 7.00 7.33 7.14 7.17 7.70 7.19
RESPONSES 49 50 47 51 47 49 51 53 50
Victor Ashrafi (9) 8.46 8.55 8.59 8.29 7.90 8.12 8.06 8.27 8.19 8.27
RESPONSES 71 65 63 69 58 60 63 66 62
Francine I. Axelrad (5) 8.68 8.63 8.90 8.36 8.35 8.45 8.27 8.34 8.31 8.48
RESPONSES 85 81 79 85 75 77 78 79 75
Linda G. Baxter (14) 8.09 7.69 8.75 7.72 7.77 7.95 7.57 7.57 7.98 7.90
RESPONSES 70 71 67 74 62 64 65 70 65
Philip S. Carchman (6) 8.65 8.59 9.00 8.62 8.20 8.41 8.20 8.19 8.32 8.46
RESPONSES 119 111 114 118 113 116 114 118 111
Rudy B. Coleman (19) 7.91 7.47 8.94 7.47 7.50 7.57 7.68 7.45 7.00 7.67
RESPONSES 58 53 54 57 50 51 53 56 52
Mary Catherine Cuff (7) 8.49 8.48 9.06 8.47 8.13 8.31 8.15 8.34 8.01 8.38
RESPONSES 153 142 142 152 137 140 146 150 140
Marianne Espinosa (21) 7.63 7.60 8.08 7.60 7.24 7.58 7.32 7.27 7.54 7.54
RESPONSES 114 109 107 112 94 104 104 106 101
Clarkson S. Fisher Jr. (11) 8.27 8.37 8.76 8.36 7.95 8.16 7.88 7.87 8.07 8.19
RESPONSES 153 141 147 154 140 142 147 150 135
Jose L. Fuentes (24) 7.82 7.64 8.15 7.63 7.24 7.50 7.05 7.19 7.29 7.50
RESPONSES 96 89 85 95 88 86 91 91 87
William P. Gilroy (23) 7.54 6.98 8.34 7.38 7.43 7.63 7.46 7.56 7.21 7.50
RESPONSES 70 64 65 68 61 60 65 64 61
Jane Grall (15) 8.05 7.66 8.69 7.90 7.74 8.16 7.57 7.60 7.63 7.89
RESPONSES 86 79 83 87 73 77 81 86 79
Ronald B. Graves (26) 7.69 7.09 8.21 7.42 7.27 7.52 7.02 6.93 7.35 7.39
RESPONSES 59 57 57 60 52 52 58 60 54
Jonathan N. Harris (12) 8.36 7.98 8.51 8.32 7.88 7.76 7.57 7.55 7.86 7.97
RESPONSES 87 82 81 85 80 82 83 84 79
Laura M. LeWinn (29) 7.25 6.83 8.28 7.09 6.68 7.06 6.87 7.02 6.65 7.08
RESPONSES 55 54 50 57 47 51 53 57 51
Marie E. Lihotz (17) 7.88 7.36 8.72 7.69 7.65 7.96 7.62 7.84 8.05 7.86
RESPONSES 80 78 74 80 71 73 76 81 74
Joseph F. Lisa (3) 8.97 8.71 9.05 8.69 8.27 8.49 8.36 8.32 8.53 8.60
RESPONSES 101 96 95 100 96 98 100 100 97
Carmen Messano (8) 8.47 8.42 9.15 8.29 8.13 8.29 8.05 8.35 7.88 8.34
RESPONSES 76 73 74 76 67 68 73 74 69
Christine L. Miniman (31) 7.19 6.91 7.74 6.89 6.61 6.79 6.52 6.36 6.53 6.84
RESPONSES 83 76 74 82 74 72 77 80 74
Anthony J. Parrillo (10) 8.34 8.10 8.97 8.42 7.81 8.13 7.88 8.01 8.09 8.19
RESPONSES 145 132 128 141 124 127 134 138 129
Edith K. Payne (22) 7.71 7.67 8.01 7.59 7.29 7.42 7.20 7.32 7.33 7.51
RESPONSES 108 99 96 106 96 101 102 108 99
Susan L. Reisner (18) 8.09 7.63 8.24 7.84 7.59 7.72 7.42 7.40 7.84 7.75
RESPONSES 94 90 82 93 86 87 92 93 80
Ariel A. Rodríguez (27) 7.49 7.23 8.41 7.09 6.53 7.23 6.79 7.08 7.09 7.22
RESPONSES 110 104 92 108 89 93 102 106 99
Jack M. Sabatino (1) 9.19 8.97 9.23 9.18 8.74 8.61 8.53 8.66 8.59 8.86
RESPONSES 148 143 140 146 134 137 141 142 135
Paulette Sapp-Peterson (30) 7.21 6.93 8.07 6.82 6.59 6.83 6.75 6.83 7.12 7.02
RESPONSES 150 137 138 146 122 132 139 142 126
Marie P. Simonelli (25) 7.64 6.90 8.52 7.30 7.48 7.20 7.34 7.40 7.39 7.46
RESPONSES 61 61 60 61 54 55 56 62 57
Stephen Skillman (2) 8.90 8.81 9.29 9.13 8.55 8.73 8.38 8.38 7.95 8.68
RESPONSES 231 214 209 224 207 212 216 224 207
Edwin H. Stern (4) 8.95 9.06 9.02 8.88 8.30 8.29 8.34 8.33 8.16 8.59
RESPONSES 166 161 159 165 154 156 160 160 151
Alexander P. Waugh Jr. (20) 7.93 7.70 8.25 7.69 7.50 7.58 7.15 7.20 7.10 7.57
RESPONSES 68 66 64 70 62 62 68 69 61
Dorothea O’C. Wefing (13) 8.33 8.18 8.53 8.12 7.61 7.92 7.49 7.66 7.70 7.95
RESPONSES 179 173 163 177 157 164 167 176 166
Joseph L. Yannotti (16) 8.01 7.61 8.71 7.87 7.69 7.87 7.59 7.66 7.83 7.87
RESPONSES 134 129 122 131 110 117 125 129 121
AVERAGES 8.08 7.82 8.57 7.91 7.63 7.82 7.59 7.65 7.69 7.86