Monday, August 10, 2009
In Memoriam for an Empathetic Judge
Robert M. Takasugi passed on August 4th. He was a judge of the United States District Court for the Central District of California and sat in Los Angeles. You can read his Obituary here in the Los Angeles Times.
Judge Takasugi was a survivor of the Internment Camps used in the Second World War to protect "real Americans" from their own fears about Japanese spies and terrorists during that conflict. He was what President Obama would call an empathetic judge. He understood oppression and oppressors and he hated oppression. Thank you, sir, for your years of service to the Constitution and your fellow citizens.