As one of the three Chief Judges to follow Chief Judge Michel, I commend his thoughtful and thorough analysis of the embarrassing and damaging petition challenging Judge Pauline Newman’s competency and compliance with Judicial Council orders. I would guess that all of those Chief Judges, including me, dealt with delicate issues involving aging colleagues, yet these occasions did not engender vast controversy and violations of medical privacy. I wished to add just a few thoughts from my perspective.

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