U. S. District in Maine Court Judge D. Brock Hornby to Receive Devitt Award

May 21, 2009

Former Maine Supreme Judicial Court Justice, Judge D. Brock Hornby, is the 27th annual recipient of the American Judicature Society Edward J. Devitt Distinguished Service to Justice Award. Judge Hornby was appointed to the Law Court by Governor McKernan as an Associate Justice on June 10, 1988. He served on the court until May 7, 1990, when he resigned to accept an appointment by President George H.W. Bush to become the 13th federal judge for the District of Maine. From 1996 until 2003, he served as the Chief Judge of the District of Maine.

The American Judicature Society is an independent, nonpartisan, national organization of judges, lawyers, and interested members of the public whose mission is to improve the American justice system. The Edward J. Devitt Distinguished Service to Justice Award is named for the late Edward J. Devitt, longtime chief judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota. The annual award honors Article III judges whose careers have been exemplary, measured by their contributions to the administration of justice, the advancement of the rule of law, and the improvement of society as a whole. The award is administered by the American Judicature Society with funding provided by the Dwight D. Opperman Foundation, Minneapolis. For more information, please visit the American Judicature Society website.