Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Memorial Service for Anthony Lewis tomorrow

New York Times columnist, journalist covering the U.S. Supreme Court and author of several classic books about the law, Anthony Lewis died on March 25, 2013. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. May 23 in Memorial Church in Harvard Yard in Cambridge.

Lewis was the winner of two Pulitzer prizes and is credited with “transforming American legal journalism.” His obituary in the Boston Globe abounds with tributes and accolades from the legal community and the Massachusetts Judiciary in particular.

A week before he died, Lewis marked the 50th Anniversary of the historic Gideon v. Wainwright decision at Brandeis University. His 1964 book on the subject, Gideon’s Trumpet, brought the case to life for generations of citizens. In a 1991 interview on Booknotes, Lewis discusses his book Make No Law: The Sullivan Case and the First Amendment.

Lewis was married to Hon. Margaret H. Marshall, retired Chief Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts.