Besides being brief, it is not apparent what one should say. No doubt due to my own upbringing, I cannot view this an occasion for a celebration of a life that ended just a handful of hours ago. Nor do I view this an occasion for a discussion of John's work. The New York Times provided a splendid account of that. I would add only that John received an honorary LL.D. from Yale six months ago. The opening sentence of the accompanying citation said it all: "Your work set the standard for constitutional law scholarship for our generation." I am comforted in declining these topics because I know that there will be future occasions when John's life will be celebrated, and his enormous and lasting contributions to the law discussed.
Henry P. Monaghan,
U. Miami L. Rev
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