Title: William Wayne Justice: A Judicial Biography ...
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication Date: 1991
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Good
Edition: 1st Edition
Flawless Fine condition 1st Edition/1st Printing hardcover in Good condition dust jacket inscribed by William Wayne Justice to Marcia Koslov, who had recently been made Deputy Director of the Tarlton Law Library, University of Texas at Austin. Inscription reads, "I extend my cordial regards to Marcia Koslov, the newly installed Deputy Director of the Tarlton Library Best Wishes, William Wayne Justice Dec. 6, 2001." A beautiful presentation copy, the book is just about flawless. Dust jacket is not clipped and is clean but has a little wear around the edges including a few small chips and tears (under 1/4") and one long closed edge tear of about 3" on the inside rear flap. We will pack the book in bubble-wrap and ship it in a sturdy box to ensure safe delivery. Bookseller Inventory # ABH389
Synopsis: Recent congressional battles over judicial appointments underscore an undeniable fact: judges, no less than legislators, can be public policymakers. William Wayne Justice has readily accepted this role, liberally interpreting the Constitution to meet the changing needs of society. As U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Texas, he has issued landmark reform decisions significantly affecting public institutions in Texas and across the nation. In this judicial biography, Frank Kemerer explores the factors that led to those decisions and made Justice one of the most controversial judges on the federal bench. Kemerer begins his study with Justice's formative years in the East Texas town of Athens. He follows Justice's entry into the legal profession, his brief involvement in politics, and his appointment as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas in 1961. More than half of the book is devoted to the cases decided by Judge Justice since his appointment to the federal bench in 1968. In addition, numerous influential decisions involving the First Amendment, voter discrimination, bilingual education, employment, and rights of the accused are included. Professor Kemerer presents the background of each case, followed by Justice's decision, reactions to it, and an assessment of the decision's impact. Interviewed over four years, Judge Justice speaks candidly about his life, his decisions, and his years on the bench. Kemerer enriches the discussion with insights gleaned from more than one hundred interviews with Justice's law clerks, court officials, plaintiffs, defendants, and others.
About the Author: FRANK R. KEMERER is Professor-in-Residence in the School of Law and School of Leadership and Education Sciences at the University of San Diego. He formerly was Regents Professor of Education Law and Administration at the University of North Texas.
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