This morning, the Northern District lost a great judge when Judge Ashman passed away at the age of 81.  Judge Ashman retired in 2009 and then was recalled, continuing to serve as a magistrate judge until he passed away.  Chief Judge Holderman had some particularly kind words about Judge Ashman in the Court’s statement today:

Marty was an outstanding jurist, a warm, gregarious human being, a tremendous mentor to younger judges, a true gentleman, and a wonderful colleague. We will miss him greatly and our hearts go out to his entire family.

I will personally miss him and the warm friendship we shared during our years together on the bench.