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John Gomery, a retired Quebec Superior Court Justice who presided over the 2004 inquiry in the federal sponsorship scandal in Canada, has died. He was 88. Former prime minister Paul Martin appointed him commissioner of the inquiry that examined problems with the federal sponsorship program in Quebec between 1995 and 2003.  The months-long inquiry looked into allegations of fraud related to payments of millions of dollars to Liberal Party-friendly advertising firms for little or no work. His findings concluded there was clear evidence of political involvement in the administration of the sponsorship program, as well as insufficient oversight at senior levels of the public service and secrecy surrounding the program's administration.

 

https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/gomery-dead-1.6032255

 

 

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Jack B. Weinstein (wiki) dead at 99 (EU blocked).

Was the oldest living federal judge in the U.S.

That accolade now goes to Joseph Wilson Morris (wiki), also 99.

Notably, his death leaves just one federal judge alive who was appointed by President Lyndon B. Johnson. That's Walter Nixon (wiki), 92, who was eventually impeached and removed from office.

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William Stevenson, a former Supreme Court of Canada justice, has died. He was 87. Stevenson served on Canada's highest court from 1990 to 1992. He had a long and distinguished legal career prior to that, rising to the Court of Appeals of Alberta before being selected for the Supreme Court. He retired in 1992 due to health issues.

 

https://www.ualberta.ca/law/about/news/2021/7/stevenson.html

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On 30/07/2018 at 15:01, alt obits guy said:

Freda Black, a prosecutor in the Michael Peterson murder trial who was featured in the 2004 French television miniseries 'the Staircase', documenting that legal proceeding and for which a subsequent Netflix series was created, has died.  She was 57.

 

https://www.heraldsun.com/news/local/article215756240.html

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Staircase

 

Michael Peterson's first wife, Patricia 'Patty' Peterson, has now died died as well.

 

https://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/counties/durham-county/article252732668.html

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Former Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines 2009-2016 Jose Perez dead at 74: https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/news/nation/799127/retired-sc-justice-jose-perez-passes-away/story/

 

Living Philippine Justices, by President (only Aquino to Arroyo, as PNoy and Digong appointed younger ones):

 

Marcos:

 

All dead, last one was likely Ameurfina Melencio-Herrera (1922-2020)

 

Corazon Aquino:

 

Josue N. Bellosillo (1933-) Associate Justice 1992-2003, last appointment to the Court made by Aquino

Hilario Davide Jr. (1935-) Associate Justice 1991-1998, Chief Justice 1998-2005, later ambassador to the UN

 

Fidel Ramos:

 

Regino C. Hermosisima Jr. (1927-) Associate Justice 1995-1997, oldest living former Associate Justice. Known for his work on the Aquino-Galman case.

Santiago M. Kapunan (1932-) Associate Justice 1994-2002

Vicente V. Mendoza (1933-) Associate Justice 1994-2003

Jose Vitug (1934-) Associate Justice 1993-2004

Artemio Panganiban (1936-) Associate Justice 1995-2005, Chief Justice 2005-2006

Reynato Puno (1940-) Associate Justice 1993-2006, Chief Justice 2006-2010

 

Joseph Estrada:

 

Minerva P. Gonzaga-Reyes (1931-) Associate Justice 1999-2001

Bernardo P. Pardo (1932-) Associate Justice 1998-2002, first appointment to the Court made bt Estrada

Angelina Sandoval-Gutierrez (1938-) Associate Justice 2000-2008, last appointment to the Court made by Estrada

Consuelo Ynares-Santiago (1939-) Associate Justice 1999-2009

 

Gloria Arroyo:

 

Romeo Callejo Sr. (1937-) Associate Justice 2002-2007

Ruben Reyes (1939-2021) Associate Justice 2007-2009

Adolfo Azcuna (1939-) Associate Justice 2002-2009

Dante Tiñga (1939-) Associate Justice 2003-2009

Minita Chico-Nazario (1939-) Associate Justice 2004-2009

Alicia Austria-Martinez (1940-) Associate Justice 2002-2009

Antonio Nachura (1941-2022) Associate Justice 2007-2011

Conchita Carpio-Morales (1941-) Associate Justice 2002-2011, Ombudsman of the Philippines 2011-2016

Roberto A. Abad (1944-) Associate Justice 2009-2014

Martin Villarama Jr. (1946-) Associate Justice 2009-2016

Arturo Brion (1946-) Associate Justice 2008-2016

Jose C. Mendoza (1947-) Associate Justice 2010-2017

Presbitero Velasco Jr. (1948-) Associate Justice 2006-2018

Teresita de Castro (1948-) Associate Justice 2007-2018, Chief Justice 2018

Mariano del Castillo (1949-) Associate Justice 2009-2019

Lucas Bersamin (1949-) Associate Justice 2009-2018, Chief Justice 2018-2019

Antonio Carpio (1949-) Associate Justice 2001-2019, Acting Chief Justice 2012, 2018 (three times) and 2019. First appointment to the court made by Arroyo

Diosdado Peralta (1952-) Associate Justice 2009-2019, Chief Justice 2019-2021

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On 12/08/2021 at 20:22, arghton said:

...

Ruben Reyes (1939-) Associate Justice 2007-2009
..

 

https://politics.com.ph/sc-mourns-death-of-ex-justice-ruben-reyes/

Dead.

 

Priscilla Baltazar-Padilla, another Associate Justice but one I did not include on the list due to how recently she was one (2020) and her age (63) died two weeks ago: https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/news/nation/801188/former-supreme-court-justice-priscilla-baltazar-padilla-passes-away/story/

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1 hour ago, alt obits guy said:

Peter Zimroth, who was appointed by a federal judge to oversee the reformation of the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk tactics, has died. He was 78.

 

https://nypost.com/2021/11/08/federal-nypd-monitor-peter-zimroth-dead-at-78/

Ah, I remember why I was looking for an Estelle Parsons thread...

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On 15/06/2021 at 18:18, Ulitzer95 said:

Jack B. Weinstein (wiki) dead at 99 (EU blocked).

Was the oldest living federal judge in the U.S.

That accolade now goes to Joseph Wilson Morris (wiki), also 99.

Notably, his death leaves just one federal judge alive who was appointed by President Lyndon B. Johnson. That's Walter Nixon (wiki), 92, who was eventually impeached and removed from office.


Joseph Wilson Morris dead at 99.

Oldest living federal judge in the U.S. is now James L. Buckley (wiki), 98, who is also the oldest living Senator.

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US state judge Mary Fairhurst dead after a loooong cancer fight at 64:

https://www.stltoday.com/news/national/obituaries/former-wa-supreme-court-justice-mary-fairhurst-dies-at-64/article_dc9a3030-7c1c-560b-aa04-1dde7a11894a.html

 

Also a unique DDP pick. Let's see if there's a yahoo obit.

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Robin Dicker QC, barrister who specialised in Insolvency, died aged 60 on November 12th, 2021. 
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Former president of the International Court of Justice, Shi Jiuyong, dead at 95.

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19 minutes ago, mollyafox said:

US Supreme Court justice Stephen Breyer announces his retirement. 


Probably wise timing from a perspective of the Democrats. If they lost the next presidential election and he was forced to retire then, it would leave the Supreme Court with just 2/9 justices appointed by the Democrats.

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3 minutes ago, Ulitzer95 said:


Probably wise timing from a perspective of the Democrats. If they lost the next presidential election and he was forced to retire then, it would leave the Supreme Court with just 2/9 justices appointed by the Democrats.

 

should leave Biden with enough time to find and confirm a replacement before his party gets slaughtered in the fall

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