Sunday, June 24, 2007

New Dwyer Book

Ipse Dixit: How the World Looks to a Federal Judge presents speeches by the late Judge William L. Dwyer. He gathered the speeches before he died for his grandchildren, and his widow, Vasiliki Dwyer, thought the manuscript should be published. Professor Emeritus Meade Emory worked to get it in shape, checking quotations, adding endnotes, and writing an introduction.

Reviewing the book, Kevin J. Hamilton concluded, "Inspiring, thoughtful and beautiful, this collection of essays is a gem." Judge Dwyer's speeches bring legend to life, Seattle Times, June 22, 2007.

An all-star panel (Frederic C. Tausend (moderator), Hon. Robert S. Lasnik, Hon. Betty B. Fletcher, Arthur Harrigan, Prof. Stewart Jay, Prof. William Rodgers, Judith Ramseyer. Intro by Meade Emory) will discuss the book and Dwyer on June 27 at Town Hall (admission $5).

The book is not yet available in the law library -- it's just now being released -- but you can bet it will be!

Don't overlook Dwyer's other books: In the Hands of the People: The Trial Jury's Origins, Triumphs, Troubles, and Future in American Democracy (KF9680 .D89 2002 at Good Reads) and The Goldmark Case: An American Libel Trial (KF228.G65 D85 1984 at Classified Stacks and Good Reads).

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