Craig’s Lawyers’ Lounge proudly welcomes Chief Judge Tymkovich who presides over the U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, the second highest court in America. He is a Colorado native with firm native roots in Broomfield, preceded by a father and uncle at Denver’s North High, and before that, by the Judge’s grandfather, who came from Ukraine.
Learn about Chief Judge Tymkovich’s formative years at Colorado College and CU Law before his 2003 federal appointment by President George W. Bush. We discuss just confirmed soon-to-be Justice Ketanji B. Jackson (when Breyer steps down), and legendary Justice Robert H Jackson who took a Supreme Court leave of absence to prosecute Nuremberg war criminals.
Speaking of war criminals, Putin is discussed. Judge Tymkovich is passionate about Ukraine where he’s travelled four times to Ukraine between 2007 and 2018 to aid that country’s transition to democracy and a fair justice system which was leading to Ukraine’s anticipated admission into the European Union. Many great strides were made but those have blown up.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and his brave Ukrainian compatriots are hailed, while we remember the atrocities against Ukraine committed by Stalin, and now Putin. Discussed are the reasons behind Ukraine once again being in the center of the storm and the best ways for citizens to react. Its not often you hear a federal judge speak so candidly.
Troubadour Dave Gunders contributes his beautiful and haunting song titled, Tear Up Time, a heart-rending ballad about people pulling up roots and moving because things have been torn apart. Ukrainian refugees need our help and understanding. Putin needs to go.