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STATEMENT OF THE NEW JERSEY SUPREME COURT ON THE DEATH OF RETIRED ASSOCIATE JUSTICE MORRIS PASHMAN

For Release: October 4, 1999
Contact: Robert Seidenstein
(609) 292-9580

Justice Morris Pashman was a man of great vitality and deep compassion. He was a powerful voice on the Supreme Court, one whose written opinions spoke forcefully and directly to the bench, the bar, and public on the issues that came before him. He had an abiding concern for the less fortunate based on his view of society's responsibilities to all its members. Justice Pashman's efforts to address the difficult questions that confronted the Court during his tenure are the foundation for the lasting legacy of his service.

Prior to becoming a member of the Supreme Court, Justice Pashman was an innovative and effective Assignment Judge in both Passaic and Bergen Counties. He brought his enthusiasm for the administration of the justice system to the Court. Retirement did nothing to dim his interest or devotion to that subject. He served in any way he could, including countless Supreme Court Committees in every conceivable capacity.

To the very end, Justice Morris Pashman was an active participant in life. He undertook every challenge, every assignment, and every obligation, with zest and good humor. We grieve his passing and extend our deepest condolences to his family. The Court, the bar, and the people of New Jersey will miss him greatly.

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