Editor’s Note: An internationally known human-rights advocate, the Rev. Robert Drinan was a fixture at Georgetown University Law Center, which in October established an endowed chair in human rights in his name. Legal Times Supreme Court correspondent Tony Mauro interviewed Drinan extensively several months ago.

The Rev. Robert Drinan, a Jesuit who — over the objections of his superiors — was the first Roman Catholic priest elected as a voting member of Congress, died Sunday.