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John Minor Wisdom (May 17, 1905 - May 15, 1999), one of the "Fifth Circuit Four", and a liberal Republican from Louisiana, was a judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit during the 1950s and 1960s, when that court became known for a series of decisions crucial in advancing the civil rights of African-Americans. At that time, the Fifth Circuit included not only Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas (its jurisdiction since October 1, 1981), but also Alabama, Georgia, Florida, and the Panama Canal Zone. May 17 is the 137th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (138th in leap years). ... 1905 (MCMV) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Events 1252 - Pope Innocent IV issues the papal bull ad exstirpanda, which authorizes the torture of heretics in the Medieval Inquisition. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... The Fifth Circuit Four (or simply The Four) were four judges of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit who, during the late 1950s, became known for a series of decisions (which continued into the late 1960s) crucial in advancing the civil rights of African-Americans; in... Liberalism is a political current embracing several historical and present-day ideologies that claim defense of individual liberty as the purpose of government. ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... Official language(s) English and French Capital Baton Rouge Largest city New Orleans at last census; probably Baton Rouge since Hurricane Katrina Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 31st 134,382 km² 210 km 610 km 16 29°N to 33°N 89°W to 94°W Population... The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit is a federal court with appellate jurisdiction over the following United States District Courts: Western, Middle, and Eastern Districts of Louisiana Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi Western, Eastern, Northern, and Southern Districts of Texas The court is based at... // Events and No. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from 1960 to 1969, inclusive. ... The civil rights movement in the United States has been a long, primarily nonviolent struggle to bring full civil rights and equality under the law to all citizens of United States. ... An African American (also Afro-American, Black American, American-African or simply black), is a member of an ethnic group in the United States whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Africa. ... Official language(s) English Capital Jackson Largest city Jackson Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 32nd 125,546 km² 275 km 545 km 3 30°13N to 35°N 88°7W to 91°41W Population  - Total (2000)  - Density Ranked 31st 2,697,243 23. ... Official language(s) None. ... October 1 is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Official language(s) English Capital Montgomery Largest city Birmingham Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 30th 52,423 mi²/135,775 km² 190 mi/306 km 330 mi/531 km 3. ... Official language(s) English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 22nd 170 451 km² 260 km 800 km 17. ... The Panama Canal Zone was a 553 mile² (1,432 km²) territory inside of Panama, consisting of the Panama Canal and an area extending 5 mi (8. ...


President Eisenhower appointed Wisdom to the Fifth Circuit bench in 1957. He took senior status in 1977, but continued to hear cases until his death in 1999. President Bill Clinton awarded Wisdom the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1993. On May 25, 1994, the Fifth Circuit's headquarters in New Orleans was renamed the John Minor Wisdom United States Court of Appeals Building. Dwight David Ike Eisenhower (October 14, 1890 – March 28, 1969) was an American soldier and politician. ... William Jefferson Bill Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III on August 19, 1946) was the 42nd President of the United States, serving from 1993 to 2001. ... May 25 is the 145th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (146th in leap years). ... 1994 (MCMXCIV in Roman) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ... New Orleans is the largest city in the state of Louisiana, United States of America. ...


As a young man, Wisdom was a Democrat, but he left that party in reaction to what he perceived as the corrupt administration of Louisiana governor Huey Long. The Democratic Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... Huey Long Huey Pierce Long (August 30, 1893–September 10, 1935) was an American politician from the U.S. state of Louisiana. ...


Judge Wisdom's former law clerks include U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander; Judge William H. Pryor, Jr. of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit; Judge Martin Feldman of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana; Professor Philip Frickey of the University of California at Berkeley School of Law; Ricki Tigert Helfer, former chair of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation; and Professor Barry Sullivan, former dean of the Washington and Lee University School of Law. Andrew Lamar Alexander (born July 3, 1940) is the junior United States Senator from Tennessee and a member of the Republican Party. ... William Holcombe Pryor, Jr. ... The United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit is a federal court with appellate jurisdiction over the following United States district courts: Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Alabama Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Florida Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Georgia These districts were originally part... The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana is a federal court in the Fifth Circuit with facilities in New Orleans and Houma. ... Boalt Halls law library was expanded in 1996 with the North Addition, pictured above. ... The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) is an independent federal agency created by the Glass-Steagall Act of 1933. ... It has been suggested that Non_Incautus_Futuri be merged into this article or section. ...


Wisdom's official biography is being written by Professor Joel Wm. Friedman of the Tulane University Law School. Several chapters of the biography have been serialized to date in various law journals. Tulane University Tulane University is a private, nonsectarian university located in New Orleans, Louisiana. ...


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"The Constitution is both color blind and color conscious. To avoid conflict with the equal protection clause, a classification that denies a benefit, causes harm, or imposes a burden must not be based on race. In that sense the Constitution is color blind. But the Constitution is color conscious to prevent discrimination being perpetuated and to undo the effects of past discrimination. The criterion is the relevancy of color to a legitimate government purpose." The Equal Protection Clause is a part of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, providing that no state shall . ... This article is 100 KB or more in size. ...

- Wisdom, writing for the majority in U.S. v. Jefferson County Board of Education, 1967.

1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

External links

  • John Minor Wisdom U.S. Court of Appeals Building (PDF)
  • Friedman, Joel W., "Desegregating the South: John Minor Wisdom's Role in Enforcing Brown's Mandate". Tulane Law Review, Vol. 78, No. 6, 2004. [1]

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John Minor Wisdom Public Service and Professionalism Awards | Pro Bono & Public Interest Committee | ABA Section ... (222 words)
The John Minor Wisdom Public Service and Professionalism Awards will be presented during the Section Annual Conference in San Antonio on April 12.
These awards, presented by the Section of Litigation, are given to lawyers in public or private practice or to firms that have made a substantial commitment to public service through their accomplishments in significant pro bono litigation.
The award is named for John Minor Wisdom, whose tenure on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth District is best known for its recognition of constitutional rights for all citizens and his courageous decisions to establish the right to vote, implement equal educational opportunity and strengthen the right to effective counsel.
Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Wisdom (586 words)
Wisdom of Solomon or Wisdom, early Jewish book included in the Septuagint and the Vulgate but not in the Hebrew Bible.
Visionaries of the law: John Minor Wisdom and Frank M. Johnson, Jr.
Dante's Heaven of the Sun and the wisdom of Solomon (1).
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