Longtime Western District Judge and "True Icon" John Curtin Dies at 95

, New York Law Journal


Western District Judge John Curtin, who ordered the desegregation of Buffalo schools and presided over one of the largest toxic contamination cases in U.S. history, died Friday following a lengthy illness.

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  • Judge Victor Bianchini

    Judge Curtin was a great human being and a great judge. He always approached the law and life with elegance and a commitment to justice. He treated everyone with respect and dignity. It was a great privilege to have known him and to have to worked with him. I will miss him greatly.

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