Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Retired justice remembered for fair, straightforward demeanor

That's the headline for the DJ's obituary for Justice Daniel Curry.
In the eight years Curry spent at the appellate court, he authored more than 800 opinions, each containing a unique perspective stemming from Curry's time in the private sector.
Fellow Division 4 Justice James G. Hastings, who is retired, said when Curry joined in 1998, the court was playing catch-up after Justice Elizabeth A. Baron had retired. Curry's head-down approach could not have come at a better time.
"He came in and rolled up his sleeves and worked his tail off with the rest of us and by 2001 we got it down," Hastings said. "He never complained. He did his job."
Also in today's DJ, Justice Hoffstadt's latest: The Unbreakable Structure of Structural Errors (print version title The nucleus of structural errors), about SCOTUS's Weaver v. Massachusetts case this term. (Despite the article's nuclear physics theme, it is far from Bohring.)