Legal Luminaries Honor Judge Jack B. Weinstein

Spring 2012

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A distinguished roster of legal experts gathered in New York City this past fall to honor U.S. District Court Judge Jack B. Weinstein ’48, who turned 90 in August. The retrospective brought together, among others, Professor John C. Coffee Jr., U.S. District Court Judge Denise L. Cote ’75, Touro Law School professor and Weinstein scholar Jeffrey B. Morris ’65, and New York City Bar Association President Samuel W. Seymour ’82 to discuss Weinstein’s jurisprudence and influence. Weinstein was on hand to interact with guests and answer questions.

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On May 13, 2013 at 9:43 PM, Patricia A. Lewis wrote:

He's 90! Wow! I was an observer at the ALPA trial and sat in on one of his Columbia Law School classes on civil procedure - I thought he was the smartest and sexiest judge and law school professor ever. I'm also a niece of former NYS Appellate Court Chief Justice Edmund (Ned) Lewis and would like to know if there is any chance that Columbia Law School still has any openings for students who earned less than $45K last year who are interested in adding a law degree to their c.v. I told Judge Weinstein that a law degree should be a requirement for anyone living in New York. His reply: "It couldn't hurt." Love the guy. Please forward my best wishes and a belated Happy Birthday. P.S. Anyone there who could help us Save the JFK Terminal 3 Worldport? Tearing it down is not progress. From a security point of view T3 was designed with intelligence by Charles Lindbergh and Juan Trippe. Three security checkpoints. T4 only has one. Imagine a Boston Marathon scenario with all Middle Eastern airlines, Latin American airlines and Delta all crammed into one security checkpoint. WHAT are they thinking? Renowned architect David Rockwell said that if T3 Worldport is torn down, fifty years from now people will regret it and say, WHAT were they thinking? He also said that it is as deserving of landmark status as TWA JFK terminal and Grand Central Station terminal. Grand Central was saved by Jackie Kennedy Onassis and friends after it lost landmark status because it was so neglected. Thanks. Give my love and best to Prof/ Judge Jack.

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