I am particularly sad to report that the distinguished legal philosopher and scholar Neil MacCormick, who was Regius Professor of Public Law and the Law of Nature and Nations at the University of Edinburgh for many years, died today. He was also a leading figure in Scottish politics, representing Scotland for a number of years in the European Parliament. Sir Neil taught part-time at the University of Texas at Austin in the 1990s, and was a treasure as a person and a colleague.
UPDATE: A short BBC obituary is here.
ANOTHER from the Scottish National Party.
AND ONE MORE from the University of Edinburgh Law School.
AN OBITUARY from The Telegraph .