No, this is not a blog about medicine. It's Sanford Hausler's blog about the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and its opinions. The Court doesn't know about this, but I don't think it would mind.
Second Circuit Senior Judge Joseph McLaughlin died on August 8, 2013 at age 80. The Judge was appointed to the bench by Ronald Reagan in 1981 as a district judge of the Eastern District of New York and was elevated to the Second Circuit by George H.W. Bush.