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A Model of Collegiality: Judge Harry T. Edwards

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Spring 2021 | Volume 105 Number 1

One of Judge Harry Edwards’s successors as chief judge of the D.C. Circuit has called Judge Edwards the “Great Chief.” That is a fitting appellation. While Judge Edwards could serve […]

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The ‘Duke’ of the Federal Court: Celebrating Gerald B. Tjoflat’s 50 Years as a Federal Judge

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Fall/Winter 2020–21, Storied Third Branch | Archive

As a card-carrying member of “the Union,” those of us fortunate to have served as law clerks to the Hon. Gerald Bard Tjoflat, I receive an annual letter from His […]

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The One Who Could: Judge Lawrence J. O’Neill, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California

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Spring 2020 | Volume 104 Number 1

ABOVE: U.S. District Judge Lawrence O’Neill, right, with Senior U.S. District Judge Morrison England, both of the Eastern District of California. While Lawrence J. O’Neill was completing his 50th jury […]

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She Lifted Her Voice: Constance Baker Motley (1921–2005) U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York

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Fall 2019 | Volume 103 Number 3

Although she loved music, she could not sing. She was such a bad singer that, as a little girl growing up in New Haven, she was asked to leave the […]

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Icon of the Bench and Gridiron: Kim Hammond, Judge, Seventh Judicial Court, Florida

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Spring 2018 | Volume 102 Number 1

The names of courthouses are not something that the average person would notice. They include the directional and mundane and, occasionally, the name of an important person in the eyes […]

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Pioneer Women: Ellen Bree Burns and Joan Glazer Margolis

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Fall/Winter 2018 | Volume 102 Number 3

As an attorney practicing law in, and then a magistrate judge serving on the bench of, the District of Connecticut, I have had the good fortune to learn from many […]

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Excerpts from Unexampled Courage

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Summer 2019 | Volume 103 Number 2

Sergeant Isaac Woodard had just completed a three-year tour in a segregated unit of the United States Army. He boarded a Greyhound bus in Augusta, Ga., that would take him […]

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A Mentor to All: Addeliar D. (“Dell”) Guy III

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Published January 2015 In 1964, Judge Addeliar D. (“Dell”) Guy III became the first African-American to practice law in the state of Nevada. Eleven years later, he was appointed as […]

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Passion for Justice: Matthew J. Perry, Jr.

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Published December 2014 When you call the name of the Honorable Matthew J. Perry, Jr., everyone reminisces about their cherished memories of this legal and judicial luminary who had a […]

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He Was the Same Person in Court, at Home, or at the Racetrack: Paul Hatfield

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Published November 2014 Judge Paul Hatfield was an extraordinary judge, a man possessed of humility and courage. He was born and raised in a “blue-collar” family and he never forgot […]

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