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Called to Justice: The Life of a Federal Trial Judge (Law in the American West) by Hon. Warren K. Urbom


Early in his judicial career, U.S. District Decide Warren K. Urbom was once assigned a yearlong string of prison trials coming up from a seventy-one-day armed standoff between the American Indian Motion and federal regulation enforcement at Wounded Knee, South Dakota. In Called to Justice Urbom gives the first behind-the-scenes take a look at what fast was one of the important sequence of federal trials of the twentieth century. Yet Wounded Knee was once only one set of monumental circumstances Urbom presided over during his years on the bench, a set that in flip kinds however one chapter in a exceptional life story.

Urbom’s memoir begins on a small farm in Nebraska during the dustbowl Nineteen Thirties. From making it through the Nice Depression and drought to serving in World Struggle II, working summers for his father’s dirt-shifting business, and going to high school on the G.I. Bill, Urbom’s experiences represent a basic American story of benefiting from opportunity, notion, and somewhat luck. Urbom offers a candid account of his time as a trial attorney and his early plans to transform a minister—and of the effect both had on his judicial career. His story bargains a rare inside view of what it approach to be a federal decide—the nuts and bolts of conducting trials, weighing proof, and making decisions—but in addition considers the questions of law and morality, all inside the framework of a lifestyles well lived and richly recounted.

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Creator: Hon. Warren oK. Urb.. Publisher: Bison Books Binding: Hardcover Language: English Pages: 384


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