In a statement regarding the denial of certiorari today, Justice Alito was critical of the practice of Judge Baer (noted in our post here) of requesting law firms staff class actions with lawyers reflecting the gender and racial makeup of the class. Justice Alito agreed that the matter did not merit Supreme Court review because of the “uniqueness of th[e] practice,” but stated that he found it objectionable:
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Don’t expect to push back a trial date before Judge Baer. His model scheduling order states that the month the parties choose for trial will “rarely if ever be changed.” When parties to a securities class action asked to extend the discovery deadlines by 45 days, Judge Baer’s endorsement yesterday reminded them of this rule: “I will extend discovery . . . but let me caution you again that the month you chose for trial never changes.”
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