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Wisdom, John Minor

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit (1957-1999)

Bass, Jack. Unlikely Heroes: The Dramatic Story of the Southern Judges of the Fifth Circuit Who Translated the Supreme Court`s Brown Decision into a Revolution for Equality. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1981.

Black, Allen D. "Judge Wisdom, the Great Teacher and Careful Writer." Yale Law Journal 109 (April 2000): 1267-72.

Frickey, Philip P. "Judge Wisdom and Voting Rights: The Judicial Artist as Scholar and Pragmatist." Tulane Law Review 60 (December 1985): 276-313.

Friedman, Joel William. Champion of Civil Rights: Judge John Minor Wisdom. Baton Rouge, La.: Louisiana State University Press, 2009.

Friedman, Joel William. "Judge Wisdom and the 1952 Republican National Convention: Ensuring Victory for Eisenhower and a Two-party System for Louisiana." Washington and Lee Law Review 53 (1996): 33-97.

Friedman, Joel William. "John Minor Wisdom`s Battle Against the Political Bosses to Create a Two-Party System in Louisiana." Tulane Law Review 69 (June 1995): 1439-511.

Garrow, David J. "Visionaries of the Law: John Minor Wisdom and Frank M. Johnson, Jr." Yale Law Journal 109 (April 2000): 1219-36.

Greely, Henry T. "Quantitative Analysis of a Judicial Career: A Case Study of Judge John Minor Wisdom." Washington and Lee Law Review 53 (1996): 99-150.

Marshall, Burke. "In Remembrance of Judges Frank M. Johnson, Jr. and John Minor Wisdom." Yale Law Journal 109 (April 2000): 1207-18.

Sullivan, Barry. "The Honest Muse: Judge Wisdom and the Uses of History." Tulane Law Review 60 (1985) 314-55.

Wisdom, John Minor. "A Federal Judge in the Deep South: Random Observations." South Carolina Law Review 35 (Summer 1984): 503-15.

Wisdom, John Minor. "Random Remarks on the Role of Social Sciences in the Judicial Decision-Making Process in School Desegregation Cases." Law and Contemporary Problems 39 (1975): 135-49.

Wisdom, John Minor. "Wisdom`s Idiosyncrasies." Yale Law Journal 109 (April 2000): 1273-8.


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