Thank you, District Attorney Walsh, for this honor and your very generous tribute. I’m quite moved and a little bit verklempt. I’m struck that a gathering like ours today couldn’t happen 20 years ago. It couldn’t happen 15 years ago when I worked on the Court of Appeals Hernandez v Robles case, which held, as… Continue reading Second Annual Pride Month Recognition
“I’ve Seen the Promised Land”
On this day in 1968, gunshots pierced a Memphis morning. Their shrieks echo still. That day’s assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King pushed tidal waves of grief, anger and fear across our country. Because Dr. King was larger than life, hate ended his life – – but not his dream. As an adept student of… Continue reading “I’ve Seen the Promised Land”
Running for Justice
Dear Friends – After 20 years serving in and around our justice system… and on winning campaigns from presidential to local, and for social justice causes from global to local… after serving for years as North America’s only full-time presiding judicial officer simultaneously holding a rabbinic pulpit… it's time for a change. I'M RUNNING FOR… Continue reading Running for Justice
What Would Thurgood Do?
Today I was privileged to join colleagues of the bar, bench, pulpit and social justice community to dedicate a monument to the life and legacy of Justice Thurgood Marshall. Especially in this era of faction and fissure, I was grateful that Democrats and Republicans, liberals and conservatives, Jews and Gentiles – truly a sea of… Continue reading What Would Thurgood Do?