Former Sixth Circuit Judge Boyce Martin of Louisville has passed away. The Louisville Courier-Journal has a nice article about Judge Martin’s life here. One of Judge Martin’s more recent memorable decisions was his ode to bourbon in the Maker’s Mark case (which we certainly enjoyed). Several have commented about how spirited Judge Martin was at oral argument, and I certainly experienced that. In fact, in one oral argument, Judge Martin offered a few suggestions about blog posts for me to consider! As we recently reported, President Obama has nominated a successor to Judge Martin’s seat, but it remains to be seen whether the Senate will take any action.