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Alsup: One Hard Judge
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Judge William Alsup packs a heavy gavel. This guy is never late for work, arriving at 5:30 a.m. at the latest, he runs up and down the 20-floor federal building to get the blood flowing, and if you so much as cough — watch out!

Alsup, appointed by President Clinton in 1999, after working as a clerk for Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas and as an Assistant Solicitor General at the DOJ, is now overseeing Oracle v. Google. Not that its pleasant.

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[P]ity the lawyer with a tickle in his throat. During voir dire, someone at the Google table started coughing. “Who is hacking and coughing?” Alsup demanded.

He offered a lozenge, which Robert Van Nest, big-shot litigator at Keker & Van Nest, picked up and handed to someone at his table.

Alsup was back on message Tuesday. “I have a strong view,” that when a lawyer is speaking, they have the “absolute right for full attention” without “hacking or coughing or paper shuffling.”

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“I don’t even like it when people get up and back and forth out that door,” he scolded, inspiring one observer to escape. Alsup later complained when somebody was typing too loudly.





 

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