Van Horn says Tennessee has lost a 'true giant'
NASHVILLE, Aug. 26, 2011 — Reflecting on the passing of former Tennessee Supreme Court Chief Justice Adolpho A. Birch Jr., Tennessee Bar Association President and Memphis lawyer Danny Van Horn today made the following statement:
"Tennessee has lost a true giant with the passing of Justice A. A. Birch Jr. He stood astride the era of legal segregation, the bridge of civil rights action and the coming of a more just society. In addition to his contributions as an outstanding jurist, our colleague Justice Birch gave generously of his time and talents to mentor new lawyers and advise the legal community in ways to better the profession, the justice system and the community."
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