Judge Jed S. Rakoff, A Legal Maverick

09/24/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
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Jed S. Rakoff, a United States District Court judge in Manhattan, is not one to rubber-stamp administrative decisions.

Known as a maverick in legal circles, Judge Rakoff has in the past found the death penalty illegal, inserted himself into corporate governance reform at WorldCom, and pushed for the release of documents in private settlements.

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