Reuters published an interesting interview with Judge Rakoff this afternoon.  He discussed, among other topics, his 2002 decision invalidating the federal death penalty, which he suspected could be (and was) overturned, and baseball.  Judge Rakoff said:  “I am a huge fan of the Yankees, although I am now arguably the savior of the Mets” — referring to his presiding over the suit brougt by the Madoff Trustee against the Mets owners. Judge Rakoff recently gave an even longer interview to the Huffington Post and was featured in an article in the Washington Post.