When the U.S. Senate adjourned for the night Monday, they did so in honor of the late Arlen Specter.
The Senate passed a resolution honoring Specter's life, sponsored by U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., and co-signed by every senator.
The resolution is a ticktock of Specter's life and accomplishments, noting highlights such as his work as district attorney in Philadelphia, on the Warren Commission investigating President Kennedy's assassination and his three decades as Pennsylvania's U.S. senator.
The resolution also provided accolades, recognizing Specter for "his independent decision making and willingness to cross party lines" and his advocacy "for strong national security measures and the maintenance of civil liberties."
Specter died on Oct. 14, 2012 of complications from non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. He was Pennsylvania's longest-ever serving U.S. senator. Read The Morning Call's obituary here.
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