In closing, I want to congratulate Abner on his designation as the recipient of the Thurgood Marshall award and to endorse the sentiments expressed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives at the hearing on his confirmation as a circuit judge. Abner "is able to disagree without being disagreeable. He understands that reasonable people can differ without thinking less of each other. Never does he hold a grudge." Would that we had more public servants with his ability, temperament and character!
Wednesday, November 16, 2005
Great thing about the web is it's so easy to find speeches. This is John Paul Stevens's Address to the American Bar Association Thurgood Marshall Awards Dinner Honoring Abner Mikva on August 6, 2005 ,