Statement On The Passing Of U.S. Second Circuit Court Judge Peter Hall

Marcelle and I are so saddened to learn of Judge Peter Hall’s passing.  In addition to being a highly respected jurist, Peter was a good friend.  Vermont and the country are richer for his many years of service.  When he announced he would be taking senior status just last week, Judge Hall’s tenure – as both judge and prosecutor -- was noted for his fair and thoughtful approach to the law.  Our condolences go out to Judge Hall’s family, as well as to all those in Vermont’s legal community who knew him as a friend, a colleague, and a champion of the law.

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 [Judge Hall’s career in Vermont included a stint in the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Vermont from 1978 to 1986.  He then moved into private practice before President George W. Bush appointed him U.S. Attorney for Vermont in 2001 — a position he held until he was tapped for the Circuit Court.  Senator Leahy, who at the time was chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, had recommended Hall for the Circuit Court post.]