The Wall Street Journal profiles U.S. District Judge Miriam Goldman Cedarbaum '50 as she presides over sentencing the attempted Times Square bomber.  From the article:

"Judge Cedarbaum is the rare example of someone who is not only brilliant, but also wise," said Amrit Singh, senior legal officer for National Security & Counterterrorism at the Open Society Justice Initiative and a former clerk. "She has a deep appreciation of the complexity of human circumstances." 
"There are few people I know, as a judge, who listen more carefully, study the facts more intimately than Miriam Cedarbaum," said U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, who counts the judge as one of her mentors.