Remembrance of Judge Myron Bright

By Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Full text here.

This issue of Minnesota Law Review is dedicated to the memory of The Honorable Myron H. Bright. A 1947 graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School and member of the student editorial board of Minnesota Law Review Volume 33, Judge Bright was appointed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit by President Lyndon Johnson in 1968. Serving nearly a half century on the bench, Judge Bright considered more than six thousand cases and, he estimated, authored more than 2500 opinions. His jurisprudence in the areas of environmental law, gender discrimination law, and criminal law already shape those fields—and we have no doubt his influence will continue to be felt for generations to come. This Issue includes remembrances of Judge Bright’s judicial service from several of his colleagues from the United States Supreme Court and Eighth Circuit.