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In Memoriam – Arlen Specter: 1930‐2012

In this memoriam, Judge Jan E. DuBois of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania remembers his friend of more than sixty years, Senator Arlen Specter. Judge DuBois shares details of Senator Specter's life that you may not have read elsewhere: that Senator Specter lived in a corrugated metal “hut” while attending Yale Law School, and that after his retirement from the Senate, Senator Specter took up a career as a stand‐up comic. Above all else, Judge DuBois remembers Senator Specter as one of America's “greatest and most dedicated public servants” who approached everything in life “with intensity, determination and grit.”