• In Memoriam: Fall 2020

    ALI regularly reports on the passing of members in its quarterly newsletter, The ALI Reporter. Below is the In Memoriam section from the fall 2020 edition

    Elected Members
    William M. Hannay – Chicago, IL
    Raj Marphatia – Boston, MA

    Life Members 
    Robert T. Brousseau – Dallas, TX
    Glenn R. Coates – Racine ...

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  • In Remembrance and Appreciation of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

    I first met Justice Ginsburg in the early 1980s at an American Law Institute (ALI) Annual Meeting. I was a new Assistant U.S. Attorney. She was a somewhat newly appointed judge on the D.C. Circuit and was a member of the Council of the ALI. There ...

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  • In Memoriam: Ruth Bader Ginsburg

    In Memoriam: Ruth Bader Ginsburg

    United States Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the second woman appointed to the Court and a trailblazing advocate for gender equality, has died.

    "Our nation has lost a justice of historic stature," Chief Justice of the United States John Roberts said. "We at the Supreme Court ...

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  • In Memoriam: Ralph Gants

    In Memoriam: Ralph Gants

    Ralph D. Gants of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court died Monday, Sept. 14, following hospitalization from a heart attack. He was 65.

    Born in 1954 in New Rochelle, New York, Justice Gants worked in the early 1980s as a special assistant to then-FBI director William Webster. In 1983 ...

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  • In Memoriam: Hans Linde

    In Memoriam: Hans Linde

    Hans A. Linde died of natural causes on August 31. He was 96. A member of the Institute since 1977, serving on ALI Council from 1982 to 2008, Justice Linde is considered one of the greatest jurists of the last century.  

    Following his World War II Army service ...

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