By Hon. Warren K. Urbom,William Jay Riley
Early in his judicial profession, U.S. District pass judgement on Warren okay. Urbom used to be assigned a yearlong string of felony trials coming up from a seventy-one-day armed standoff among the yankee Indian circulation and federal legislations enforcement at Wounded Knee, South Dakota. In Called to Justice Urbom offers the 1st behind-the-scenes examine what speedy turned some of the most major sequence of federal trials of the 20 th century. but Wounded Knee used to be just one set of huge circumstances Urbom presided over in the course of his years at the bench, a suite that during flip varieties yet one bankruptcy in a striking lifestyles story.
Urbom’s memoir starts off on a small farm in Nebraska through the dustbowl Thirties. From making it throughout the nice melancholy and drought to serving in global struggle II, operating summers for his father’s dirt-moving company, and going to college at the G.I. invoice, Urbom’s reports represent a vintage American tale of creating the main of chance, suggestion, and a bit good fortune. Urbom offers a candid account of his time as a tribulation legal professional and his early plans to turn into a minister—and of the influence either had on his judicial profession. His tale deals a unprecedented inside of view of what it ability to be a federal judge—the nuts and bolts of undertaking trials, weighing proof, and making decisions—but additionally considers the questions of legislation and morality, all in the framework of a lifestyles good lived and richly recounted.
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Called to Justice: The Life of a Federal Trial Judge (Law in the American West) by Hon. Warren K. Urbom,William Jay Riley