Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Hallows Lecture Examines Little Noted, but Pivotal Civil Rights Decision

Alan J. Borsuk posted at the Marquette Law Faculty Blog. [link fixed -ed.]
"'Remarkable but relatively obscure' – that’s how Judge Paul T. Watford of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit described the 1945 U.S. Supreme Court decision, Screws v. United States. In presenting Marquette Law School’s annual Hallows Lecture on March 4, Judge Watford aimed to lift the decision from some of its obscurity and increase awareness of the birth of federal civil rights enforcement, as the title of his lecture put it."