Sidney H. Asch (May 30, 1919 – September 1, 2011) was an American lawyer, judge, and author. Asch graduated from City College of New York, Columbia Law School, and earned a PhD from the New School for Social Research. He later served as a military lawyer during World War II. In 1952 Asch was elected to the New York State Assembly. A champion of progressive causes, Asch left the Assembly in 1961 when he was appointed as a New York City municipal judge. He became a state trial court judge in 1970.
Asch's most famous case struck down a law that prohibited female hairdressers from cutting men's hair.
He authored 8 books.
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