In my last post, I did something no blawger has ever attempted: I explained the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation. More familiarly called the MDL Panel, this is a group of seven federal judges who likes to pack light. Every two months, they meet in the federal courthouse of a different U.S. city. Here's their schedule for the past two years. You can draw your own conclusions.
|1/31/02||Ft. Lauderdale, FL||3/27/03||Charleston, SC|
|3/21/02||Tucson, AZ||5/29/03||Santa Fe, NM|
|5/30/02||Washington, DC||7/24/03||Portland, MN|
|7/18/02||Newport, RI||10/9/03||Washington, DC|
|9/26/02||Portland, OR||11/20/03||San Antonio, TX|
|11/21/02||Savannah, GA||1/29/04||Sacramento, CA|
|1/28/03||Los Angeles, CA||3/23/04||Jacksonville, FL|
With these two posts, I'll begin keeping you up to date on the MDL Panel's traveling road show. At the same time, I'll begin a Sisyphean quest, one of my own devising: a quest to lure the MDL panel to the federal courthouse nearest where I practice. That's the federal courthouse in East St. Louis, Illinois.