|Hon. Royce C. Lamberth|
In light of the extensive number of army cases I litigated in federal courts across the country involving military grooming standards, it is possible a reasonable observer could question my ability to fairly adjudicate this case.Before he was named to the court, Judge Lamberth was an Assistant United States Attorney and, before that, an Army JAG Corps officer. The docket sheet does not yet indicate which judge will now handle the case.
Postscript: the case has been reassigned to Judge Amy Berman Jackson.