I am sorry to have to advise you that Judge Cynthia Holcomb Hall died this last Saturday at her home in Pasadena California. While she has been battling cancer and other aliments for the last few years, she remained an active member of the Ninth Circuit. I understand that the Ninth Circuit will be issuing an obituary in the next few days. Pat WhaleyI will post further information as I get it.
Addendum 3/2/11: The Los Angeles Times obituary article is here. The Ninth Circuit posting is here. Wikipedia entry is here.