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May 11, 2012
I was one of Judge Pollak's students during my third year at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Judge Pollak was the opposite of haughty, overbearing and inapproachable. To the contrary, he was always accessible to his students -- a humble man with a marvelous sense of humor. Judge Pollak was also one of my best law school professors, by far. I once shared a taxi with Judge and Mrs. Pollak in Washington, DC in the early 1980s, and the African-American cab driver was thrilled when I told him of Judge Pollak's pivotal role in the desegregation litigation. I shall never forget Judge Pollak and will forever be grateful for his impact on me personally and professionally.
May 11, 2012
My sympathy to the family of a great man. As a child growing up in the South in the 50's I am grateful to persons such as Judge Pollak.
May 11, 2012
Sympathy & kindest regards to Judge Pollak's family & many friends wherever they may be. God bless one & all today & always. Take care.
May 11, 2012
Much love to the Pollak family.
May 11, 2012
I am so sorry for your lost. May you and your family rely on God in this time of grief.
May 11, 2012
Louis Pollak made a difference in this world we live in today. May he be fondly remember by our Heavenly Father for all the good that he worked to accompolish. I am truly sorry for your loss.
May 11, 2012
this was a great man his family should be very proud of him in the way he made and changed history sir thank you for your service to our america make God welcome you home
May 11, 2012
After a life so well-lived, I hope that Judge Pollak rests in peace. Sympathy and condolences to his family, friends and colleagues.
May 11, 2012
They don't make them like Judge Pollak any more -- brilliant, wise, honest, fair, kind, warm and sweet, a man of unfailing integrity. In 1991, when I asked him to officiate at our wedding, he agreed, but only on a weekday, as his weekends were reserved for his lovely wife. He had his priorities straight.

The best description of Judge Pollak I've read came from the late Judge Edward Becker in an article in the U of P Law Review, Vol. 127, No. 2 (Dec. 1978): "...spindly, slightly stooped, soft spoken, self-effacing, unflaggingly pleasant, unceasingly reflective, so terribly bright and yet, in deference to his unremitting quest for constitutional essence, always tentative in exposition. ... He was so decent and kind, infinitely courteous, always finding a kernel of redemption in the student's views, however off the mark they might be."

He was a splendid man, adored by all. I used to tease him about his kindness even towards the murdering thugs I prosecuted. While I look at the world and see armed thugs, he saw puppies, bunnies, kittens, butterflies and flowers. He saw the best in everyone and suggested that some of my colleagues might feel that made him unfit for the bench. No, I said, we need people like him to balance the cynics among us. The world is poorer for the loss of such a special man. RIP, my friend. My heartfelt condolences to his beloved wife and family.
May 10, 2012
Offerings my sympahy to family for your at this most difficult time. May you find comfort in The Creator's promise. Rvelation 21:3, 4

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