Tuesday, April 06, 2021

RIP Alcee Hastings, a true legend

 This is very sad news.  He was a great guy and public servant.  RIP.

The Sun-Sentinel has the sad news here:

Congressman Alcee Hastings, whose life was marked by perseverance, calamity and a comeback, has died. He was 84.

Hastings crusaded against racial injustice as a civil rights lawyer, became a federal judge who was impeached and removed from office, and went on to win 15 congressional elections, becoming Florida’s senior member of Congress.

He died Tuesday morning, a longtime friend said.

In late 2018, Hastings was diagnosed with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer. For much of the ensuing two years, he continued public appearances between medical treatments, but more recently he hadn’t been in public. In recent days, he had been in hospice care.

More to follow.


Stephen Bronis said...

No Judge in the Southern District ever did a better voir dire or jury instructions better than Alcee. He was a friend and true band of brother lawyers. May he rest in peace.

Aloyma Sanchez said...

I was a young law clerk for Judge Davis when I first meet Judge Hastings. He was a true gentleman and so very kind. May perpetual light shine upon him and may his memory always be a blessing. RIP. Aloyma Sanchez