CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn issued the following statement regarding the passing of former Illinois Supreme Court Chief Justice Moses Harrison:
"Moses Harrison was a great supreme court justice.
"He served as a strong and passionate advocate against the death penalty, and devoted his life to ensuring that justice was served fairly.
"He was a steadfast defender of everyday people. As he said best himself, his job as judge was to 'protect ordinary citizens against wrongdoing by the government, large corporations and powerful individuals.' He did his job well."