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Charles Evans Hughes, Richard D. Friedman Jan 2009

Charles Evans Hughes, Richard D. Friedman

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Hughes, Charles Evans (1862-1948). Lawyer, politician, diplomat, and chief justice of the United States. Hughes was born in Glens Falls, N.Y., the son of a Baptist preacher from the English- Welsh border country who changed congregations from time to time. Young Hughes spent his earliest years in several locations in New York and New Jersey before the family settled in Brooklyn. A precocious child, he was educated both at home and in public school. At age 14, he began college at Madison (now Colgate) University, a Baptist institution. After his sophomore year, he transferred to Brown, which also had ...


Tribute To John Pickering, Ruth Bader Ginsburg Nov 2005

Tribute To John Pickering, Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Michigan Law Review

John Pickering was a grand human whose life is just cause for celebration. He taught constantly, through his own work and deeds, how lawyers in private practice can contribute hugely to the public good. John's dear friend, my revered D.C. Circuit colleague, Carl McGowan, spoke of the lawyer of technical competence content to be a working mason. The best of lawyers, Judge McGowan said, serve as architects, planners, builders in law. Along with high technical competence, the best of lawyers have a deep understanding of the nature and purposes of the law, which makes them wise and reliable ...


Tribute To John Pickering, Marcia Greenberger Nov 2005

Tribute To John Pickering, Marcia Greenberger

Michigan Law Review

This room is filled with many women lawyers. All of us loved John Pickering and are in his debt, but we are only a small number of those who do. For many decades, John guided young, and I must admit not so young, women lawyers to positions where they could stand up for their own rights and the rights of others. He worked with us to champion the causes that matter most to women and their families. John used his great stature and the enormous respect that he garnered to open doors for women to leadership positions in the bar ...


Tribute To John Pickering, Noël Anketell Kramer Nov 2005

Tribute To John Pickering, Noël Anketell Kramer

Michigan Law Review

I knew John Pickering from the time that I was a second-year law student- just a few years ago, it seems-when he and Sally Katzen recruited me to join what was then the small firm of Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering. We remained friends thereafter, sharing among other interests an avid loyalty to the University of Michigan.


Tribute To John Pickering, Raymond C. Clevenger Nov 2005

Tribute To John Pickering, Raymond C. Clevenger

Michigan Law Review

This is my homage to John. I ask you to summon up in your imagination today a grand circus, a sort of Cirque du Soleil of lawyers: full of shining talents performing legal feats of wonder, but presided over by a grand ringmaster. This ringmaster knows his performers very well. He knows how to train and stroke them to high achievement. He knows how to groom the younger workers. He can keep his stars in check. He knows when to sit back with a smile, letting his charges perform and claim the applause, even when the applause rightfully belongs to ...


Tribute To John Pickering, Timothy B. Dyk Nov 2005

Tribute To John Pickering, Timothy B. Dyk

Michigan Law Review

It is very appropriate that we are here today to honor John Pickering, who, for more than five decades, was a leading member of our bar. I first met John when I joined the small firm of Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering in 1964, two years after it was founded. The three founding fathers of the firm were formidable figures, particularly to a young lawyer, and John Pickering was no exception. I do not mean that John was unkind. He was the kindest of people. But there was something particularly serious about him, and I always wondered whether that had to do with growing up in the prewar years. He had a demeanor that seemed to preclude coming to work in casual clothes or bantering during the work day or taking the associates out to a local watering spot after work. I remember that John's secretary was known as "Miss Blackney"; there was a formality even about John's secretary.


David E. Feller: The Happy Warrior, Theodore J. St. Antoine Jan 2003

David E. Feller: The Happy Warrior, Theodore J. St. Antoine

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Dave Feller and I first became acquainted when we were both union lawyers in Washington, D.C. Dave was the ultimate happy warrior. He went joyous into combat, and years later he could recount, joyously, objectively, and without rancor toward old foes, the exact details of the many triumphs and the few defeats. A favorite story came from his Supreme Court clerkship. Dave was already seven years out of Harvard Law School, with experience in university teaching, Army intelligence, and the Justice Department, and he didn't hesitate to tell Chief Justice Vinson he should vote for certiorari in a ...


Justice Frank Murphy And American Labor Law, Theodore J. St. Antoine Jan 2002

Justice Frank Murphy And American Labor Law, Theodore J. St. Antoine

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Working people and disfavored groups were central concerns of Frank Murphy, the last Michigan Law School graduate to sit on the United States Supreme Court. In the pages of this Review, just over a half century ago, Archibald Cox wrote of him: "It was natural ...th at his judicial work should be most significant in these two fields [labor law and civil rights] and especially in the areas where they coalesce."' In this Essay, after a brief overview of Murphy the man, his days at the University of Michigan, and his career prior to the Court appointment, I shall review ...


Character, Conscience, And Destiny, G. Gordon Liddy May 1998

Character, Conscience, And Destiny, G. Gordon Liddy

Michigan Law Review

In authoring the definitive biography of Archibald Cox, Professor Ken Gormley has also favored us with a study of character, its formation, and its effect upon history. What is more, he has demonstrated once again that while events may present men with opportunity, men make history and not vice versa. Into the bargain, Mr. Gormley offers yet more proof of the correctness of Heraclitus's dictum, "character is destiny." As the author is human, the book has its faults. They range from the mere erroneous use of language (misusing "smells" for "odors" (pp. 59, 307), misusing "anxious" for "eager" (p ...


Dream Makers: Black Judges On Justice, Julian Abele Cook Jr. May 1996

Dream Makers: Black Judges On Justice, Julian Abele Cook Jr.

Michigan Law Review

A Review of Linn Washington, Black Judges on Justice


Light, Shadow, Science, And Law, Allen D. Boyer May 1994

Light, Shadow, Science, And Law, Allen D. Boyer

Michigan Law Review

A Review of Francis Bacon by Daniel R. Coquillette


Bart Bartosic: What You See Is Not What You Get, Theodore J. St. Antoine Jan 1990

Bart Bartosic: What You See Is Not What You Get, Theodore J. St. Antoine

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With "Bart" Bartosic, what you see is not necessarily what you get. Anyone even vaguely acquainted with him knows I am not talking about duplicity; on occasion, Bart can be almost painfully forthright. Nonetheless, on first meeting, most persons are likely to view him as the very soul of politesse - perhaps actually too deferential and accommodating. Yet behind that beguiling exterior can be found a backbone of cast iron, a mind like a steel trap, and (to extend the metallic figure) a willingness, when the situation demands, to be as hard as nails in dealing with either ideas or people.


James K. Robinson—56th President Of The State Bar Of Michigan, John W. Reed Jan 1990

James K. Robinson—56th President Of The State Bar Of Michigan, John W. Reed

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On September 14, 1990, James Kenneth Robinson became the 56th President of the State Bar of Michigan. The process that has brought him and the Bar to this good hour has produced a fortunate match between man and mission.


William Hastie: Grace Under Pressure, Mark S. Cohen Apr 1986

William Hastie: Grace Under Pressure, Mark S. Cohen

Michigan Law Review

A Review of William Hastie: Grace Under Pressure by Gilbert Ware


The Iconoclast As Reformer: Jerome Frank's Impact On American Law, Matthew W. Frank Apr 1986

The Iconoclast As Reformer: Jerome Frank's Impact On American Law, Matthew W. Frank

Michigan Law Review

A Review of The Iconoclast as Reformer: Jerome Frank's Impact on American Law by Robert Jerome Glennon


An Arthurian Tale, Aryeh Neier Feb 1985

An Arthurian Tale, Aryeh Neier

Michigan Law Review

A Review of Rights on Trial: The Odyssey of a People's Lawyer by Arthur Kinoy


Brandeis, Michigan Law Review Feb 1984

Brandeis, Michigan Law Review

Michigan Law Review

A Review of Brandeis by Lewis J. Paper


Go East, Young Man, Earl Latham Aug 1974

Go East, Young Man, Earl Latham

Michigan Law Review

A Review of Go East, Young Man by William O. Douglas


Lawyer's Lawyer: The Life Of John W. Davis, James W. Ely Jr. Jun 1974

Lawyer's Lawyer: The Life Of John W. Davis, James W. Ely Jr.

Michigan Law Review

A Review of Lawyer's Lawyer: The Life of John W. Davis by William H. Harbaugh


James Barr Ames, James H. Brewster Jan 1910

James Barr Ames, James H. Brewster

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Hardly shall one name another American lawyer whose death would be as widely felt as will be that of James Barr Ames. He passed away on January eighth in the sixty-fourth year of his age.