DES MOINES. IOWA (November 16, 2019) — Attorney General Tom Miller issued this statement regarding the Nov. 15 death of Iowa Chief Justice Mark Cady:

"I was shocked and devastated to learn about Chief Justice Cady’s passing. This is a terrible loss for the state and for the courts. The chief justice was a dedicated public servant and a fair-minded jurist.

"He provided thoughtful leadership for the judiciary and worked hard to better serve Iowans by expanding Iowa’s specialty courts, upgrading technology, and improving access to justice. He was dedicated to innovations to the judicial process that improved the lives of everyday Iowans. He was compassionate, courageous, and committed to doing right for the state. His legacy is larger than any particular ruling.

"It was my privilege to know him personally, and he was a decent, honorable person who cared about everybody and always tried to do the right thing. Our thoughts go out to his family and friends and to members of the judiciary."

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