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Justice John Paul Stevens Dies at Age 99

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 7:00am 7/17/2019 at 7:00am
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Tuesday, Justice John Paul Stevens passed away at the age of 99. Justice Stevens’ retirement from the Supreme Court paved the way for Justice Keagan’s appointment.

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Ross Perot Passes Away at Age 89

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at 3:00pm 7/9/2019 at 3:00pm
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Ross Perot, a seminal figure in 90s politics passed away at the age of 89 Tuesday after a five-month-long battle with leukemia, according to the Associated Press.
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Former Mississippi Senator Thad Cochran Passes Away at 81

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 5:00pm 5/30/2019 at 5:00pm
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Former Senator Thad Cochran passed away Thursday morning at the age of 81. Cochran served in the US Senate for 45 years.
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In Memory of Legal Insurrection Reader Patricia McNaughton

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 9:30pm 5/4/2019 at 9:30pm

It is with great sadness that I announce the death of Legal Insurrection reader Patricia McNaughton of Fremont, Wisconsin. Patricia passed away peacefully in the evening of April 29, 2019, surrounded by her sister and family.

Patricia was a great friend of the website, and became a great friend.

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My Father’s Ashes Arrived Today

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 8:00pm 4/10/2019 at 8:00pm

Last May, when my father was dying in a South Jersey nursing home, I wrote a piece titled Eulogy for a “Terrible” Father.  It detailed his huge faults, but also how much...

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Herb Kelleher Revolutionized the Airline Industry and Had a Blast Doing It

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 7, 2019 at 9:00am 1/7/2019 at 9:00am
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Herb Kelleher, the former Chairman, CEO, and co-founder of Southwest Airlines passed away last week. His grit, humor, and authenticity revolutionized air travel and created a corporate culture, one big family, really, to be envied.

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Bre Payton, 1992-2018

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 30, 2018 at 7:30pm 12/30/2018 at 7:30pm

Bre Payton was a 26-year-old rising star in conservative media.

I didn’t know her personally, but did know her writing at The Federalist. For someone of such a tender age to get a staff writer position at The Federalist was quite an accomplishment.

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Sister Wendy Beckett, Art Historian and Unlikely TV Star, Dies at 88

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 27, 2018 at 7:00am 12/27/2018 at 7:00am
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Sister Wendy Beckett, a British nun who wrote books about art and became a television sensation in the 1990s, passed away at the age of 88. She will be greatly missed.

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RIP – Penny Marshall Passes Away at 75

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at 9:00am 12/19/2018 at 9:00am
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TV star turned film director Penny Marshall passed away on Tuesday at 75 due to complications from diabetes. As a performer, she was a natural in comedy, as a director she enjoyed even more success, and her career spanned decades.

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President George H. W. Bush Passes Away at 94

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 7:00am 12/1/2018 at 7:00am
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President George H. W. Bush has passed away at age 94. His wife, former First Lady Barbara Bush, passed away in April.

The New York Post reports: “Former President George H. W. Bush — a World War II hero, distinguished public servant and patriarch of an American political dynasty — died on...

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John McCain has died

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 25, 2018 at 9:00pm 8/25/2018 at 9:00pm

On Friday it was announced that Senator John McCain had decided to forgo further medical treatments.

Tonight he died.

Unfortunately, his death will be politicized in many directions.

I’ll just hope that after an eventful and full life, he rests in peace.

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Welcome home from Bloody Tarawa, Pvt. Emil F. Ragucci

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at 9:00pm 8/15/2018 at 9:00pm
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The Battle of Tarawa atoll was fought on November 20-23, 1943.

Over 1000 U.S. Marines lost their lives, and over 2000 were wounded, during the 72-hour battle, earning the atoll the name “Bloody Tarawa.”

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Charles Krauthammer Passes Away, He Will Be Sorely Missed

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 21, 2018 at 8:27pm 6/21/2018 at 8:27pm

It’s with great sadness that we had another post to the R.I.P. column — legendary columnist and intellectual, Charles Krauthammer, passed away Thursday at the age of 68.

Just a few weeks ago, Krauthammer wrote an open letter explaining his dire prognosis and explained he had mere weeks to live. Unfortunately, the...

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Bernard Lewis RIP – “First the Saturday people, then the Sunday people”

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 10:00am 5/20/2018 at 10:00am
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Historian Bernard Lewis died yesterday at age 101.

The accolades are rolling in.

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Former First Lady Barbara Bush Passes Away at 92

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 8:00pm 4/17/2018 at 8:00pm

Sadly, Barbara Pierce Bush passed away this evening.

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Rep. Louise Slaughter Passes Away at 88

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 16, 2018 at 11:22am 3/16/2018 at 11:22am
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Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY) has passed away at the age of 88. She represented Rochester in Congress since 1987. From The Rochester Democrat & Chronicle:

“Congresswoman Louise Slaughter was a giant,” said Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. “She had deep convictions — on both issues important to the people of Rochester, and...

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Legendary Sports Broadcaster Dick Enberg Passed Away Thursday Night

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 22, 2017 at 9:17am 12/22/2017 at 9:17am
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Who did not love Dick Enberg? No one because it was impossible. Unfortunately, we lost the treasured broadcaster on Thursday night. He was 82 years old. From ESPN:

Enberg’s daughter Nicole said the family became concerned when he didn’t arrive on his flight to Boston on Thursday and that he was found...

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