Event Title

Judge Horace Ward on Defending Coercive Criminal Charges

Location

Thorne Auditorium

Start Date

31-10-2014 11:45 AM

Streaming Media

Description

Judge Horace Ward, the first African American U.S. District Court Judge for the Northern District of Georgia, will discuss the state court's use and abuse of criminal sanctions to silence civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King. The Georgia courts went beyond their powers in an attempt to incarcerate Dr. King for an extended period for two minor violations related to a driver's license and an arrest during a peaceful demonstration. This session, led by Professor Destiny Peery of Northwestern Law, will examine the legal issues raised by this exercise of state judicial power. Judge Ward attended Morehouse College with Dr. King, graduated from Northwestern Law School, and represented Dr. King in the Georgia courts.

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Oct 31st, 11:45 AM Oct 31st, 12:30 PM

Judge Horace Ward on Defending Coercive Criminal Charges

Thorne Auditorium

Judge Horace Ward, the first African American U.S. District Court Judge for the Northern District of Georgia, will discuss the state court's use and abuse of criminal sanctions to silence civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King. The Georgia courts went beyond their powers in an attempt to incarcerate Dr. King for an extended period for two minor violations related to a driver's license and an arrest during a peaceful demonstration. This session, led by Professor Destiny Peery of Northwestern Law, will examine the legal issues raised by this exercise of state judicial power. Judge Ward attended Morehouse College with Dr. King, graduated from Northwestern Law School, and represented Dr. King in the Georgia courts.