Wednesday, December 08, 2004
from Ralph Nader...
When Ron, fresh out of law school, came to work with us, we presented
him with several challenges he could take on. He chose the cause of
Freedom of Information—information, the currency of democracy. Or as a
federal judge wrote recently: “Democracy lies behind closed doors.”
From that early start, Ron branched out to master the emerging issues
of privacy, new technologies and the clashes between civic and
commercial interests. The area just grew and grew and Ron kept up with
the pace, with good cheer and stamina. He will be missed, but his legacy
of writings and actions will live on. So will his personal contributions
to his beloved family.