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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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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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A Mentor for Life: R. Brooke Jackson

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Published August 2014 If I had to select a word to describe one of my all-time favorite and most influential mentors, fearless is my word of choice. Richard Brooke Jackson, […]

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A Conscience Steeled by the Face of Evil: Charles (“Carl”) Andrew Muecke

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Published July 2014 Born to German immigrants, Charles Andrew Muecke, known throughout his adult life as “Carl,” was educated in New York City’s public schools” and grew up with English […]

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The Best Judge You Never Heard Of – Joseph H. H. Kaplan

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Published March 2014 In 1984, a series of state-chartered savings and loan associations failed as a result of embezzlement and poor management, leaving the quasi-public non-profit organization chartered by the […]

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