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Miles Lord: The Maverick Judge Who Brought Corporate America to Justice

Miles Lord: The Maverick Judge Who Brought Corporate America to Justice

Hardcover

Biographies GeneralGeneral LawRegional: Midwest

Publisher Price: $29.95

ISBN10: 1517902312
ISBN13: 9781517902315
Publisher: Univ Of Minnesota Pr
Published: Oct 1 2017
Pages: 344
Weight: 1.55
Height: 1.30 Width: 5.80 Depth: 8.90
Language: English

This is the story of Miles Lord (1919-2016), who rose from humble beginnings on Minnesota's Iron Range to become one of the most colorful and powerful judges in the country, described as an unabashed Prairie populist and a live-wire slayer of corporate behemoths. He cut a wide swath through history on his path to the bench: coming of age alongside a cadre of young Midwestern social-gospel progressives, including Hubert H. Humphrey, Eugene McCarthy, and Walter Mondale, in the days before they reached national fame; teaming with Bobby Kennedy as a hotshot prosecutor in pursuit of Jimmy Hoffa; and serving as the secret envoy between his friends Hubert and Eugene in their battle for the soul of the Democratic party in the historic 1968 presidential campaign. Later, after donning his black robe, he reshaped jurisprudence with precedent-breaking rulings--on issues ranging from women's rights to consumer protection to education reform--and breaking trail when he ordered the shutdown of the Reserve Mining Company in northern Minnesota, which was spewing its waste into Lake Superior, in the most sensational trial of the early environmental era.

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