Ab Mikva gave me my first job — and my first chance — in the law. For that alone, I owe him a deep debt of gratitude. But far more important, I am thankful to him for modeling, for me and so many others, how to live a life dedicated to public service. For more than 60 years, Ab devoted his extraordinary gifts of intellect, wisdom, energy, and spirit to advancing the public good and strengthening the country he loved. He was a person of complete integrity and unwavering principle. I count myself honored to have had him as a mentor and to have been his friend. I send my deepest condolences to Zoe, to Mary, Laurie, and Rachel, and to all their families. May his memory be a blessing.
-Justice Elena Kagan, United States Supreme Court, 7/5/16