ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Former Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Gerald Kogan has died.
A court spokesman says Kogan died Thursday. He was 87.
Kogan was known as a champion of opening public access to legal proceedings. He was appointed to the high court in 1987 by then-Gov. Bob Martinez, a Republican.
Kogan was chief justice of the court from 1996 to 1998, after which he went into private legal practice.