In the Line of Fire: A Tribute and Discussion about the Assassinations of Judge John H. Wood Jr., Richard J. Daronco, and Robert S. Vance

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Jones, M. Jackson
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2015-12
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INTRODUCTION|Each day, there are literally thousands of judges issuing thousands of rulings that affect thousands of lives. Typically, those rulings impact people, businesses, organizations, cities, towns, states, and even the federal government itself. Judges can also be affected by their rulings. The impact of the rulings could run the gambit from praise and admiration to threats and even death. In fact, since 1949, three federal judges have been assassinated. This Article will serve as a tribute to those judges-Judge John H. Wood, Jr. ("Judge Wood"), Judge Richard J. Daronco ("Judge Daronco"), and Judge Robert S. Vance ("Judge Vance"). In addition to serving as a tribute to these judges, this Article will also serve as a reminder about the dangers inherent in the judicial profession...
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Creighton University School of Law
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