RIP Anthony Lewis

Submitted by Admin on Tue, 03/26/2013 - 20:26

Anthony Tony Lewis was a monumental figure of American journalism and chronicled our nation's civil and human rights story for more than 50 years in the pages of the New York Times and countless other publications. Losing him this week, at a moment when so many Americans are focused on the Supreme Court's DOMA and Proposition 8 cases, is a reminder not just of the marriage equality ideals that he and his wife--former Massachusetts Chief Justice Margaret Marshall--championed, but also of Tony's lasting impact on our public consciousness. More than any journalist before or since, he brought the role and influence of our nation's highest court into households across the United States, changing the way Americans understood constitutional law in their own lives.

Born: March 27, 1927-Died: March 25, 2013