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Monday, February 11, 2013

In Memoriam, Daniel Meador

Daniel Meador, a leading Civ Pro and Fed Courts scholar, died last weekend at 86. As an assistant attorney general in the Carter Administration, Meador helped organize DOJ's Office for Improvements in the Administration of Justice, which, among other things, proposed what became the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (which combined the U.S. Court of Claims with the U.S. Court of Customs and Patent Appeals). I especially liked an article Meador wrote in 1983 in Maryland Law Review, arguing for greater use of oral argument and oral engagement in the appellate process.

Posted by Howard Wasserman on February 11, 2013 at 06:43 PM in Civil Procedure, Howard Wasserman | Permalink

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Funny -- I recently read both his Maryland Law Review article and his 1992 article on the origin of the Federal Circuit. He was an important scholar and policymaker, and an elegant writer. He will be missed.

Posted by: Jordy Singer | Feb 12, 2013 10:41:03 AM

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