John Minor Wisdom

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Wisdom, John Minor,

1905–99, American jurist, b. New Orleans; grad. Tulane Univ. Law School, 1929. A Republican, long in private practice, he was named to the federal 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in 1957, and became a leader in enforcing the rights of black citizens during tense periods of the civil-rights movement.
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Champion of Civil Rights: Judge John Minor Wisdom is a scholarly biography of unsung civil rights hero John Minor Wisdom, who served on the U.
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Such bluntness off the bench may explain why the former circuit chief judge and his circuit have not been given the respect of peers and jurists nationwide when compared to accolades for predecessors like Judges John Minor Wisdom and Elbert Tuttle in the old Fifth Circuit.
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and John Minor Wisdom, senior judges on the United States Courts of Appeals for the Eleventh and Fifth Circuits, respectively, were great judges.
Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge John Minor Wisdom (like Wilkinson a descendent of a White League insurrectionist) acknowledges that the White League actively sought to establish white domination but contends that somehow "that was not the big issue .
The American Law Institute bestowed on him its 2011 John Minor Wisdom Award.
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Department of Justice moved for an injunction against the Bogalusa Klan, and a special three-judge district court headed by John Minor Wisdom issued the requested order.
Supreme Court and Judge John Minor Wisdom of the U.