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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Pryor, a Catholic Republican, served as editor-in-chief of the Tulane Law Review as a law student in Louisiana before clerking for Judge John Minor Wisdom of the U.
Mindful of Judge Ainsworth's caring and devoted service to this state and our nation, I will speak today of four Louisiana jurists, learned in the law, who might have appeared on Judge Ainsworth's list of the best among lawyers and judges: Judah Benjamin, John Minor Wisdom, J.
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The Constitution is both color blind and color conscious," Judge John Minor Wisdom wrote in his majority opinion.
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.
Penny Collins Choate has been nominated for the American Bar Association Litigation Section's 2003 John Minor Wisdom Award.
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.
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.
Skelly should have been here," John Minor Wisdom whispered to the judge's widow, Helen Wright, at a 1993 White House ceremony.