NJTV senior correspondent David Cruz sits down with recently retired chief federal judge for the district of New Jersey, The Honorable Jose Linares, to discuss his 16 years on the bench.
Judge Linares was the first Hispanic federal chief judge in New Jersey and the first Cuban-born federal chief judge in the United States. He plans to bring his focus on diversity to his new position as a partner at McCarter & English.
With a judicial shortage in New Jersey’s federal court system, his departure will create six vacancies out of the 17 total posts.
Judge Linares discusses how he handles outside criticism on his sentencing decisions of high profile figures, such as the former Port Authority Chairman David Samson.