December 15, 2002 Regular News John Marshall Award nominations sought John Marshall Award nominations sought The American Bar Association Justice Center is seeking nominations for the 2003 John Marshall Award, honoring an individual who has made a positive national impact on the justice system.The award was established in 2001 to honor John Marshall, fourth chief justice of the United States, who is credited with establishing the independence of the judiciary and enhancing its moral authority. The inaugural award was presented to former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge, who is now serving under President George W. Bush as director of the Homeland Security Office. Last year’s award was presented to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy.Nominees may be nonlawyers. Eligibility is open to any individual responsible for extraordinary improvement to the administration of justice.“commemorating Chief Justice John Marshall, the award brings appropriate distinction and recognition to an individual who is committed to improving justice,” said U.S. District Judge Norma L. Shapiro of Philadelphia, chair of the Justice Center Coordinating Council. “The ABA seeks nominees who have worked actively and creatively to ensure that our justice system is responsive to the needs of all Americans, because public confidence in our courts is vital in our democracy.”Nominations should include a resume or biographical sketch, description of the contribution or impact, letters of support (limit five), the name of the nominator(s), and any other pertinent information. Nominations should be sent, by March 14, to the ABA Justice Center, John Marshall Award, 541 N. Fairbanks Court, Chicago, Ill. 60611, or fax to (312) 988-5709. For more information call (312) 988-5700 or visit www.abanet.org/justicecenter/.
MORE: Watch ‘ChangeUp,’ a new MLB live whiparound show on DAZNMets closer Edwin Diaz entered the game in the ninth inning looking to record his 15th save of the season with his team up by two runs. After Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina singled home Paul DeJong with two outs to make it a one-run game, St. Louis opted to pinch-run for the not-so-swift-of-foot Molina. The only problem was that the Cardinals had just backup catcher/potential pinch hitter Matt Wieters available on the bench, so Jack Flaherty, their No. 2 starting pitcher, came in to run. St. Louis’ next batter, Kolten Wong, dropped a blooper into shallow right field between a lunging Michael Conforto and a sprinting Jeff McNeil, sending Flaherty barreling toward home from first. McNeil tossed the ball to a waiting Mets catcher Wilson Ramos, who casually caught it with enough time to stand up and tag out a stumbling Flaherty, who began losing his footing after rounding third. Squirrel saves the day! #MetsWin pic.twitter.com/JziQqlD0rN— New York Mets (@Mets) June 16, 2019Diaz flashed a giant smile, knowing the Cardinals had just out-Mets’d the Mets.In similar Mets fashion, plate umpire Brian O’Nora had to leave the game early after taking a pitch to the groin area. After trying to tough out the next few pitches, O’Nora was seen vomiting as he made his way through the Mets’ dugout.The Cardinals and Mets are in a delay. Home-plate umpire Brian O’Nora just ran off the field, seemingly vomiting.— Tim Healey (@timbhealey) June 16, 2019The Mets improved to 34-36 on the season. The Cardinals fell to 35-34. It’s not too hard to imagine a Mets game being decided by a baserunning blunder. It is the Mets, after all.Only on Saturday night, the Amazin’s were the beneficiary of a questionable decision on the basepaths in their 8-7 win over the Cardinals.