2020-05-19 20:43:49 UTC
Yesterday,when the issue of his replacement came up in a discussion
of judicial elections,I learned that NYS Supreme Court Justice
Steven Milligram had died...looking it up online,I found that he
had died of COVID-19 on April 28th at age 66.
I had only met him on one occasion,last year's Judicial Nominating
Convention where he was chosen to run for Supreme Court,and since he
was an Orange County resident I said to him that he would surely know
my father's brother's wife's brother who was also a town justice in
that county though in a different town...he confirmed that they knew
each other quite well.I took and posted two of his campaign signs.
I am sure that with the name Milligram he must have heard every joke
there is about being a lightweight.
Looking up his death I find that Stephen Reineke,the longtime
law partner of my aforementioned quasi-in-law-at-law,died six
days earlier,also of COVID-19,at age 71.
The World Trade Center towers MUST rise again,
at least as tall as before...or terror has triumphed.