Upon learning that Anthony Lewis -- the husband of Chief
Justice Margaret H. Marshall (Ret.) and a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who
set the standard for writing about the Supreme Court of the United States and
matters of constitutional law -- died of complications from renal failure
and heart failure early Monday morning, the Boston Bar Association issued the
We mourn Tony's loss while celebrating
his prodigious contributions to life in a constitutional democracy. His first
book, Gideon's Trumpet, the story behind Gideon v. Wainwright,
gave life to the concept of a right to legal representation for indigent
criminal defendants, and it also inspired generations of us to enter the law.
His work on the First Amendment, Make No Law, became a bible for both
journalists and First Amendment lawyers.
Despite his brilliance and his
success as a New York Times columnist, and his personal friendships with world
luminaries, Tony had the common touch, always taking time to ask ordinary people
about their well-being. He was a loyal friend of the Boston Bar Association,
lending a helping hand on many an occasion, and he will be sorely
We express our deepest sympathies to Tony's wife, Chief Justice
Marshall, his children, and his grandchildren.
Tony's funeral/burial will
be private. A memorial service will be held at a time and place to be