Gerald Kogan passed away on Friday. He is known for being the former chief justice of the Florida Supreme Court, but he was so much more. We knew him as a Miami Dade Circuit Court judge, and then saw him frequently when he was retired. His lecturing against the inequalities of the death penalty was one of the standouts of his time in retirement.
Trivia- At some point after leaving the Dade SAO, where he started as a State Attorney in 1960, he formed a firm: Kogan and Kogan. Who was the other Kogan?
Jack Blumenfeld, an REGJB and Miami legal legend in his own right, wrote us with this memory which says so much more than we can: