New England Patriots fans received some potentially good news Thursday.
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit Judge Robert Katzmann was appointed by Bill Clinton, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit Judge Barrington Parker was promoted by George W. Bush, and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit Judge Denny Chin was appointed by Barack Obama. The theory from legal experts is liberal judges are less likely to overturn U.S. District Court Judge Richard Berman’s decision to overturn Brady’s suspension.
The NFL’s appeal is scheduled to begin Thursday, March 3, at 2 p.m. ET.
The NFL handed Brady a four-game suspension last May. Brady appealed the suspension, and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell upheld the four-game ban in July. Berman overturned the suspension in September.
Goodell wouldn’t confirm before the Super Bowl if he would reinstate Brady’s four-game suspension if the NFL wins the appeal.
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Thumbnail photo via Aug 12, 2015; New York, NY, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady enters federal court for a hearing over the legality of Brady's four game suspension for his involvement in the Patriots alleged deflation of footballs prior to last seasons AFC Championship Game against the Indianapolis Colts. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports