He has been described in emails to us as a great judge and an even better man.
The Miami Herald Obit is here
We recall this "experiment" which was widely reported at the time:
Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Richard Feder’s “grand experiment” in decorum and dignity made national news when he asked trial lawyers in his courtroom to wear black judicial robes, to remove the sartorial vices of a mid-1980s Miami courthouse and elevate it to one of British judicial majesty.
Judge Feder was just one of those judges whose path we didn't cross very often. His reputation was sterling and we welcome comments about his life and career.
Some readers have remembered Judge Feder:
A great Judge and even greater man. When you were in his court you sensed that he was special without him saying a word. I am a better person to have practiced in his court
Judge Feder was my husband's uncle, his mother's cousin. He was a wonderful and caring man who would give you the shirt off of his back, if it was all that he had. He had a special way about him, that you did not find in many people of his stature. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him
Services will be at 11:45 a.m. Aug. 11 at Temple Israel, 137 NE 19th St., Miami. Donations can be made to the ACLU.