Just a bit ago,  Robert Douglas Dalton—best known as Roman Polanski’s long-time lawyer—had died.

It wasn’t a surprise. Doug, was reckoning almost 93 years old, and had been ill for a while.

His son Bart confirmed the death.

The cause, ultimately, appears to have been heart failure.

But, in truth, time simply caught up with him.

Assisted by his lawyer son Bart, Dalton tackled the case yet again.

He didn’t resolve it. Polanski is still a fugitive.

The Superior Court, as of this writing, has yet to act on an appeals court suggestion that claimed official misconduct in the case be addressed.

Doug Dalton is gone and he leaves behind a legacy of respect for the law and an expectation that the system, sooner or later, must fix itself.

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