Sidney H. Asch, a Renaissance Man

, New York Law Journal


We are not only a preeminent court of law and equity but also a court that honors tradition. Sidney Asch honored all of us through his public service, starting as a district leader in the Bronx (albeit one with a Ph.D., a combination that I am sure has never been replicated), a state legislator, a municipal court then Civil Court judge, a Supreme Court justice and finally a member of our court from 1982 to 1995. As a judge, Sidney was smart, scholarly, fair, unflappably courteous and a genuine humanist.

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