Judge Marvin Shoob, 2007 Weltner Award honoree, dies at 94

Judge Marvin Shoob

U.S. District Judge Marvin Shoob, who “made the Constitution a reality” in his rulings on Cuban refugees, the Ten Commandments, local jails and hundreds of other cases, has died at age 94. Read more from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Shoob—whose fierce willingness to address institutional injustices during more than 36 years on the federal bench in Atlanta stemmed from a seminal experience as a young soldier in World War II—died Monday. Read more from the Daily Report.

In 2007, Shoob’s commitment to constitutional rights was honored by the Georgia First Amendment Foundation. He received our annual Freedom of Information Award named for the late Charles L. Weltner, a former chief justice of the Georgia Supreme Court who championed freedom of information and ethics in state government.