I have argued before Chief Judge Garland four times and seen him on the bench many more times, and his questioning is penetrating but always courteous. If Chief Judge Garland has a flaw, it is that he is slower on average than the other D.C. Circuit judges in issuing his opinions. But this flaw no doubt results from his extreme attention to detail, which matters to litigants as well as jurists. In a recent case argued by one of my associates, Chief Judge Garland wrote an opinion that analyzed every issue with such precision that, even though we lost the case, both the client and the lawyers on our team felt that we had been heard and treated fairly. Chief Judge Garland's picture could appear next to the dictionary entry for "excellent judicial temperament."