"According to a bio provided by the White House, Yandle has served as a solo practitioner in southern Illinois since 2007, where she focused her practice on civil litigation in federal and state court. She received her law degree in 1987 from the Vanderbilt University and her bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois in 1983.
Yandle has also engaged in public service, serving by appointment on the Illinois Gaming Board from 1999 to 2001 and on the Illinois Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights in the 1990s."
Six years as a solo in Southern Illinois, and two political appointments do not a very impressive resume make, especially when compared to the credentials of the other G&L appointees mentioned in the article. Add to that the wealth of cliches she spouts in her quotes, and the paucity of information about her online, as a quick google will confirm, and you have all the makings of another opinionated, underqualified federal judge who promises to keep the 7th Circuit busy reversing, if not disciplining, her. One more reason I'm glad to be retiring from practicing law this Summer!