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A Leader of Judges: Robert B. Collings

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Published October 2013 When Judge Collings retires in 2014, he will have served as a magistrate judge for the District of Massachusetts for 32 years. Judge Collings has written many […]

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A Pilgrimage: Commemorating the Magna Carta

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Published October 2013 The 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta, justly regarded as the foundation of constitutional liberty in the English speaking world, will be celebrated in […]

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From Advocate to Jurist – Robert L. Carter’s Commitment to Justice

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From Judicature Vol. 100 No. 3 As an NAACP lawyer, Robert L. Carter litigated countless milestone cases, including Brown v. Board of Education. He was such a passionate voice for […]

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Solomon on the Bayou: Leonard Greenburg

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Published July 2013 I was born and reared in Houma, Louisiana, a relatively small community south of New Orleans. After graduating from law school, I returned home to begin my […]

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The Honorable Albion Winegar Tourgée

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Published May 2013 As an American history buff and avid reader, I am always pleasantly surprised when I discover an American judicial hero whose life’s story enjoys periodic popular revivals. […]

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Setting the Standard: North Carolina Court of Appeals, Chief Judge John C. Martin

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Published May 2013 One of the very best things about being a judge is getting to know the other judges. I have been fortunate to meet many other judges from […]

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A Passion for Justice, Integrity, Professionalism, and Service: Rudi M. Brewster

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Published April 2013 The Honorable Rudi M. Brewster dedicated his life to justice, integrity, professionalism, and service. I had the privilege of working with him for 37 years. He permitted […]

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John Schwartz and Chief Judging

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Published March 2013 There is a difference between being a good judge and being a good chief judge. John Schwartz, who served on the bankruptcy court in Chicago from 1984 […]

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Remembering the Private Life of Judge Edward R. Becker

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Published February 2013 Edward R. Becker was a most distinguished federal jurist and winner of the Devitt Award. This short essay is about Ed Becker as a person, incidental to […]

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The Remarkable Life and Career of Judge Louis Pollak

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Published February 2013 I first met Lou Pollak in 1974, when I was a student at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Lou had just left Yale Law School, where […]

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