Max Rosenn:
Judge Max Rosenn, a Judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit since 1970, passed away today at the age of 96. Judge Rosenn was a terrific judge, and remained strong until the end; a quick check on Westlaw suggests that Judge Rosenn's last opinions were issued just over a week ago.

  Interestingly, Judge Rosenn is not the only Third Circuit judge from Eastern Pennsylvania to pass away on February 7th in his mid 90s while still very much active in the work of the Third Circuit. The legendary Judge Albert Maris passed away on February 7, 1989, at the age of 95, a day after issuing a published opinion in a civil rights suit against a prison guard.

  Thanks to Howard for the link.