Supreme Court will honor memory of Justice Leander Shaw Jr.
Two public events in Tallahassee, one next week and one next March, will honor the life of former Florida Chief Justice Leander Shaw Jr. who died on Monday at age 85 after a long illness.
The court announced that Shaw will lie in state in the rotunda of the Supreme Court building at 500 South Duval Street in Tallahassee on Monday, Dec. 21, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
On Wednesday, March 2, 2016, the court will hold a ceremonial session to honor Shaw's memory. Speakers will include current and former justices and former colleagues of Shaw, who was the first African-American chief justice in Florida history. The event is also open to the public and will be broadcast live on the Florida Channel.