Black Judges on Justice: Perspectives from the Bench

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New Press, Apr 1, 1998 - Law - 265 pages
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Black Judges on Justice is the first book to present the views of leading African American judges on the way our judicial system works. From pioneers such as Leon Higginbotham and Constance Baker Motley (the first black female federal judge) to such outspoken and well-known mavericks as Bruce Wright, the testimony of these judges provides penetrating analysis of the role of the jurist, of the daily malfunctioning of the courts, and of the future of the judicial system itself.

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Washington, executive editor of the Philadelphia Tribune, provides extended interviews with 14 black U.S. jurists from federal, local, and state benches as well as from trial and appellate courts. He ... Read full review

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Linn Washington is a graduate of the Masters of Studies in Law Journalism Fellowship Program at Yale Law School and was formerly the special assistant to Chief Justice Robert N.C. Nix Jr. of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. He lives in Philadelphia, where he is an assistant professor of journalism at Temple University.

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