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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Elbert Tuttle, Foreword to In Tribute to John Minor Wisdom, 60 TUL.
The presentation of the annual John Minor Wisdom Public Service and Professionalism Awards will take place at a luncheon at noon on Thursday, April 21, with a keynote address by New Jersey Attorney General Peter J.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education(50) did indeed vault the Supreme Court's application of Brown into "a new era," and no other judge or Justice in America had played a larger role than John Minor Wisdom in bringing about that new era.
Looking back from the vantage point of the early 1980s, John Minor Wisdom readily acknowledged that "[w]hen I was first appointed to the court, I was much more moderate than I am now.
John Minor Wisdom was not afraid to stand against his community and his times.
If we can follow in his path, and influence others as he influenced us, we will indeed be true to the soaring spirit of John Minor Wisdom.
Hunter of Missouri (1987); joint recipients United States Circuit Judge Elbert Parr Tuttle of Georgia and United States Circuit Judge John Minor Wisdom of Lousiana (1988); United States District Judge Gerhard A.
Smalley served as a law clerk to United States Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor and Judge John Minor Wisdom of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.
John Minor Wisdom, A Trust Code in the Civil Law, Based on the Restatement and Uniform Acts: The Louisiana Trust Estates Act, 13 TUL.
They are now housed as the John Minor Wisdom Collection at the Tulane Law Library.
He served as a law clerk to the Honorable John Minor Wisdom, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
I call these suggestions "Wisdom's Idiosyncrasies", because I do not want you to think that the law of the Medes and Persians is in effect in Room 200 of the John Minor Wisdom U.