This is heartbreaking. Judge Katzmann was a brilliant jurist & scholar, & an absolutely lovely person. A huge loss for the federal courts and for the larger legal community https://t.co/4JswkRkF5m
I had the great honor to clerk for Judge Katzmann. He will always be a role model for how to be a great, accomplished lawyer and also a wonderful--and even humble--human being, in a profession that too often puts those concepts at odds. https://t.co/KB4DWHDRe1
2/ Chief Judge Debra A. Livingston said Judge Katzmann had a vision: "that the judiciary might lend a steadying hand to our democracy...His quiet confidence, determination, exceptional leadership, and strong sense of justice inspired us all. We will miss him profoundly.”
Clerking for Judge Katzmann was one of the best years of my life. He was such a kind, supportive, and fundamentally decent human being—who just happened to be a brilliant scholar, institution-builder, and judge. He was one of the greats. I will miss him dearly. 1/ https://t.co/XnZjGh2SzX
May his memory be a blessing. Judge Katzmann managed to be not only super smart, but also a great judge and a kind person. A huge loss. https://t.co/PYPV2sGnS5
This is very sad news. Judge Katzmann was one of the leading lights of the federal judiciary--an exemplary jurist, scholar, and mentor and, among many other things, a champion for the view that the machinery of justice owed immigrants adequate representation and a fair hearing. https://t.co/JsTZee0EsQ
This is a huge, huge loss for both the federal bench and the legal academy. Judge Katzmann was a giant of both. He was also one of the kindest, most thoughtful people I know. https://t.co/fXhlWIVP1W
Before becoming a judge, Katzmann was general counsel to Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan on Ruth Bader Ginsburg's confirmation. Katzmann became lifelong friends with RBG, who once praised his "inquiring mind, extraordinary diligence, patience, and a readiness to listen and learn."
The world lost a great one. There aren’t many people who achieve what Judge Katzmann did and remain as kind and unassuming. I will miss him. https://t.co/5mWy3kEIvx
Very sad to hear of Judge Katzmann's passing. Quick anecdote: Way back in the day (1991), when I was just a little college sophomore at UCLA, I spent a quarter interning in D.C. Katzmann was at Brookings at the time, and kindly agreed to let me interview him 1/2
I was fortunate enough to take Judge Katzmann’s seminar on Administrative Process. He was a deeply kind man, went out of his way to give thoughtful career advice and encouragement, and who centered real people and their lives in his approach to the law. https://t.co/eWeKySvFTx
And if you do not know about Judge Katzmann read this announcement from the Second Circuit 👆. Then read it again. It is but one tribute of I am sure many to follow about a man who pursued justice and righteousness at every turn.
Such a loss for the world today. Clerking for Judge Katzmann was one of the best, most profound experiences of my professional and personal life. Getting to continue working with him on one of his passions—working to resolve the crisis in immigrant representation—was another. 1/5 https://t.co/mMmi6PHl7I
It is fair to say that thanks to Judge Katzmann’s work and influence, thousands of immigrants have been able to find lawyers and successfully fight deportation. So many lives have been changed for the better because of his advocacy.
Read about his life here. https://t.co/Ma06Mipk9G
The depth and universality of respect for Judge Katzmann is hard to overstate. If we can come to know virtue by seeing it in action, he was a profound model. I'm grateful for each of our small interactions over the years. https://t.co/GQLtPj3yjN
Judge Katzmann was at once the kindest, most empathetic man I’ve encountered in public life—and the most effective. He cared about people and treated everyone with respect. And he accomplished his goals, which invariably involved helping other people. /2 https://t.co/Q3MluLrZ7u
RIP Judge Katzmann. He was a great judge and a truly good man. His conviction that the immigrants whose cases came before him deserved so much better than they were getting became @IJCorps
to which @CALAenlalucha
now owes more than half of our staff. Thank you Judge Katzmann.
Chief Judge Katzmann opened up the Second Circuit courthouse for a Pride Month event for the first time ever in 2019 to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Judge Deborah Batts’s confirmation to the federal bench. It is profoundly sad that both of them have now died. https://t.co/VomzeUf7Kb https://t.co/nmBMYT6N2W
This story tells you everything you need to know about Judge Katzmann. He was admired and respected by folks from across the political spectrum. A salutary lesson in these polarized times.
Judge Katzmann was my mentor at Georgetown & officiated my wedding in July 2001. He was a kind & thoughtful person. His passing is a loss to the legal community and to those of us who knew him on a personal level. I will have more to say later, but we have lost a quiet giant. https://t.co/WMpmR60VxN
Judge Katzmann had so many wonderful qualities. As @joshchafetz
captures, one was that he cared SO deeply about every person he met. He had an uncanny ability to remember people but also to find ways to make them feel heard, raise them up, and make them better. https://t.co/SgGsVTjbYS
Nine years ago, Judge Katzmann recommended me and Mike Davidson, a retired Senate Intelligence Committee general counsel, to co-teach a Georgetown University seminar on national security and the Constitution. I thanked him in the acknowledgements of "Power Wars."
A tremendous loss for the legal profession and American society. We had the honor of hosting Judge Katzmann for an @ABFFellows
event last year to discuss his life as a scholar and jurist, and his passion for civics education. He will be deeply missed by us all. RIP. https://t.co/eL95h86Gaq
Judge Katzmann is a person who, through determination and depth of vision, left the world in a much better place than he found it. His loss, and his legacy, are immeasurable. https://t.co/oafiZGXuAo
Judge Katzmann showed me how powerful kindness can be in the law. He knew how to listen. A wonderful role model and a huge loss. This thread is well put by Michael, who captures my feelings exactly (and those of many of us NYU students who got to take his class). https://t.co/076eMTgJoT
I am saddened by Judge Katzmann's death. In addition to being a federal judge, he had a Ph.D. in political science and was an expert in judicial/congressional relations.
He was also a champion of immigrants' rights as described in the paragraph below. https://t.co/tvPqVahcqJ https://t.co/zix7hDJO6c
A lot of beautiful remembrances being written about Judge Katzmann, z"l.
Here's CA2's note https://t.co/rVJ2uDT2Qe
& we want to highlight the judge's commitment to “increas[ing] public understanding of the role and operations of the courts.”
A true loss.