David reports with sadness the death of Judge Edward B. Davis. Rump has additional thoughts here.
I echo what’s been written.I knew Judge Davis pretty well back when I was a lowly clerk kicking around the federal courthouse, and worked with him some in private practice as well.He was everything that has been described, and more.Although the word became a partisan weapon, I want to stress that the Judge had tremendous empathy — towards clerks, lawyers, litigants, colleagues and pretty much everyone he met.He made people feel comfortable, he related well to just about anyone, he was self-deprecating, modest, warm, funny as hail, filled with humility and good will. He understood how to talk to someone, he was just, fair, honest, smart as a whip and a straight shooter. His word was his bond.
He will be missed.