Academic journal article The Journal of Southern Legal History

Preface

Academic journal article The Journal of Southern Legal History

Preface

Article excerpt

We bring you in this volume articles examining nineteenth century dormant commerce clause jurisprudence under the federal constitution (p. 81) and the struggle to preserve important centuries-old, primary-source legal materials (p. 121) and two oral histories exploring the lives and professional careers of two prominent members of the Georgia bar - the late Judge John R. Harvey (p. 1) and Frank C.Jones (p. 151).

Judge Harvey, who passed away in May 2009, served with distinction as a superior court judge in the Atlantic Judicial Circuit for more than thirty years. His courtroom presence and fair-mindedness earned him a stellar reputation among those whose pleasure it was to appear in front of him. In an interview conducted by Susan W. Cox, Judge Harvey offers his memories of - among many other things - what it was like to grow up in Bryan County, Georgia during the post-Depression years and to practice law in that bygone era.

During his fifty years of practicing law, Frank C. Jones is unique for having had what many consider to have been two separate and distinct legal careers - one with a small family firm located in Macon, Georgia (Jones, Cork & Miller LLP) and one with an international firm headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia (King & Spalding LLP) . Mr. Jones chronicles his years of service to the legal profession in an interview conducted by Patrick Longan, the William Augustus Bootle Chair in Ethics at Mercer University's Walter F. George School of Law. …

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