In the past few years, judges in our region have made lots of headlines — mostly for doing the wrong thing: signing off on Pennsylvania’s controversial legislative pay raise; sending juveniles to facilities in which they have a financial stake; and, most recently, fixing Philadelphia traffic tickets for close allies.
But in her new book “Walking with Justice,” author Mollie Marti paints a picture of a different kind of judge — the renowned Judge Max Rosenn, who served on the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals bench in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, for more than 35 years before his death at the age of 96.
The 3rd Circuit is the federal court district that covers Eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and the Virgin Islands.
NewsWorks Tonight producer, Shai Ben-Yaacov, sat down with Marti to talk about what made Judge Rosenn so special.