The Honorable Richard S. Arnold (1936-2004)
Eighth Circuit Judge Richard Arnold passed away Thursday evening after battling cancer for many years. A distinguished jurist, once mentioned as a possible Democratic Supreme Court nominee, Judge Arnold's loss will be felt by all who work for, follow, and admire the Federal Judiciary, including all of us here at NN.
For more: NY Times obituary; hometown newspaper article; AP obituary; an ex-clerk's tribute.
Judge Arnold took senior status in 2001, so his passing does not create a vacancy on the Eighth Circuit.