Lawrence Silberman: Federal Judge Who Advocated Judicial Restraint

From a Wall Street Journal obit by Jess Bravin, James R. Hagerty, and Jan Wolfe headlined “Lawrence Silberman, Federal Appeals Court Judge, Shaped Conservative Legal Theory”:

Laurence Silberman, an influential conservative during a long career as an appeals court judge and federal government official, died Sunday at his home in Washington, D.C.

Judge Silberman sat for decades on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, often called the second-most powerful U.S. court because it hears many challenges to federal regulations and has sent many of its members onto the Supreme Court.