Tuesday, January 18, 2022
Peter Henning was an incredible writer, scholar, and teacher. Most of all to me - he was a good friend.
In November of 2004, Peter Henning and I started this WhiteCollarCrimeProfBlog. He moved on to later write the White Collar Watch for the NYTimes, but we continued to co-author many a book on criminal law, criminal procedure, and white collar crime. Whether it was a criminal law casebook, a criminal procedure treatise, or the hornbook on white collar crime, Peter was amazing. He understood the nuances in cases, the rationales of the prosecutors, and had a gift of writing quickly in highly complex areas of the law.
On the rules of law he and I seldom disagreed. On whether the prosecution or defense had the better argument, however, we often differed. When that happened, our rule was simple - let the reader hear both sides, but always make sure the representations were accurate.
I will miss Peter's humor, his writing, and his friendship. His family was his everything to him, so my heart goes out to them.
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