Former Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Charles M. Leibson, who was instrumental in leading profound changes in state jurisprudence, died in 1995 at age 66. Known for his exacting reviews of every case that came before him during his 13-year tenure, Justice Leibson built a reputation as a champion of fair trials. His peers said he was a prolific writer who brought bench opinions to a new level of scholarship and would be remembered as the most influential force of the century on the state's high court. It was widely known that Justice Leibson was absolutely brilliant, and when he asserted his position, you knew it was "the law." He was a champion of fair trials "and justice for all."