DALLAS (AP) _ Irving L. Goldberg, a long-time federal appeals court judge, died Saturday at his home. He was 88.
Goldberg was appointed in 1966 to the 5th U.S. Circuit of Appeals and last sat on with the full court in early January, his daughter, Julie Lowenberg, said.
Goldberg ruled on many significant cases involving civil liberties, school integration, school finance and federal criminal procedure. He was on the appellate panel that ruled on the landmark Roe vs. Wade abortion rights case.
HONOLULU (AP) _ Masaji Marumoto, the first Japanese-American to sit on a state supreme court bench, died Friday at the age of 89.
Marumoto also is credited with helping prevent the mass evacuation of Hawaii’s Japanese Americans to relocation camps on the mainland the after Japan’s 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor.
The son of Japanese immigrants, Marumoto was nominated by President Eisenhower to Hawaii’s territorial supreme court in 1956. He was named to the state Supreme Court when Hawaii attained statehood in 1959.
Marumoto resigned the following year to return to private law practice, but returned to the Supreme Court for another term in 1967.
Marumoto attended the University of Chicago before becoming the first Asian American admitted to Harvard Law School.
Marumoto enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1943. After World War II ended, he served in Okinawa and Korea with U.S. military government units.
Marumoto’s contributions to U.S.-Japan relations earned him the Second Class Order of the Sacred Treasure, which was presented by Emperor Hirohito.
WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) _ Paul Monette, whose memoir ``Becoming a Man: Half a Life Story″ traced his torturous path as a homosexual from stigma to celebration, died Friday of AIDS. He was 49.
Monette died at his home, five years after he was diagnosed with the HIV virus, said his friend Elisabeth Nonas.
In the 1992 memoir that won him a National Book Award, Monette wrote about suppressing his homosexuality, his struggle for identity in the 1950s and ’60s, and survival in a homophobic society.
In 1988, he described the agonizing death from AIDS of his lover Roger Horwitz in ``Borrowed Time: An AIDS Memoir.″
Monette was born in Lawrence, Mass., on Oct. 16, 1945, and studied at Andover and Yale. He publicly acknowledged his homosexuality in 1974, when he met Horwitz.