"Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he."
-- Proverbs 29:18, King James Bible (KJV)

Saturday, July 08, 2017

U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Roberts Places Experience Above Success for Students

What a marvelous read about U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Roberts this is!

If you have ever doubted that Chief Justice Roberts lacks wisdom, think again!

Read Debra Cassens Weiss at the ABA Journal in Chief Justice Roberts tells students he hopes they will experience challenges rather than success.

It is an interesting commentary on how we obtain wisdom through experience.

Peter Robert Haje in Memoriam - A Brilliant Mind, A "Born" Lawyer, A Great Guy

Peter Robert Haje in Memoriam
- A Brilliant Mind, A "Born" Lawyer, A Great Guy

Peter (Pete) Robert Haje, age 82, born July 31, 1934, passed away on July 2, 2017 in New York City. See the New York Times obituary.

The photograph below was taken in New York City in the year 1995 at the Helmsley Palace (recently renamed Lotte New York Palace). When built, it was the tallest hotel in New York City.

Peter Haje at the time of the photograph was Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Time Warner Inc.

Peter Haje is in the middle of the photograph below (copyright Andis Kaulins), flanked by Andis Kaulins and Michael Rohrdrommel, who were on their way from Germany to California to meet with Sam Tramiel of Atari to try to negotiate a contract for distribution in Germany of the Atari Jaguar, a home video game console. One must recall, coincidentally, that Jack Tramiel had purchased the Atari consumer division of Atari, Inc. from Warner Communications.


Peter had invited us for a friendly lunchtime chat at the Helmsley Palace after we had visited him in the executive offices at Time Warner headquarters in Rockefeller Center.

Peter had been a mentor to Andis Kaulins, the LawPundit, during the LawPundit's tenure as an associate at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, and "Pete" remained a dear friend for many years, even after the LawPundit moved to Europe and to other disciplines and projects.

As written in the title of this posting, the LawPundit regarded Peter Haje to be a brilliant mind, a "born" lawyer, and a great guy.
 
Thank you, Peter, for having been an important part of my life.

Rest in peace.