Well , I'm sorry that my distinguished friend from Florida doesn't approve of my method of examining the witness , ” Ervin drawled . “ I'm an old country lawyer and I don't know the finer ways to do it . I just have to do it my way .
Author: Paul R. Clancy
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
This engaging and objective biography gives us a comprehensive account of Ervin's life and career, tracing his development from a shy romantic youth into the complex and mature man. The author tells of the boyhood years in North Carolina, the influences of family, friends, and history, the college years, World War I, and Harvard, as well as Ervin's frequently colorful apprenticeship as country lawyer, judge, state legislator, congressman, and senator. Clancy brings to his task a thorough knowledge of Ervin developed while covering his activities prior to and during Watergate. He has had many exclusive private interviews with the Senator, his wife, family, friends, and staff during which Ervin in particular shared many reminiscences, anecdotes, and stories which have not appeared before.
I got back to the house before my wife and boys returned, but just as church was letting out in town. As I parked the car in the driveway and was taking the rod and the fish out of the car, Bill Beeman came walking down the street.
For some time before Watergate, I was accustomed to refer to myself as an old country lawyer. ... this protest: “I for one have not appreciated the harassment of this witness by the chairman in the questioning that has just ended.
Author: Sam J. Ervin Jr.
Publisher: UNC Press Books
Originally published in 1984, Senator Ervin's delightful collection of stories and anecdotes winds its way from his native Morganton through Chapel Hill and Harvard, the military, the North Carolina Supreme Court, the United States Senate, and Watergate. It represents a lifetime of wit and wisdom--told in the late Senator Ervin's inimitable style.
Journalist Paul Clancy's newly updated biography of Sam Ervin, the brilliant country lawyer who unraveled Watergate and laid the groundwork for Nixon's ouster, is more relevant today than ever.
Author: Paul Clancy
The parallels between the cases against Richard Nixon and Donald Trump are strikingly similar. Both violated election laws; both abused the power of their office; both obstructed justice by muzzling investigators. Journalist Paul Clancy's newly updated biography of Sam Ervin, the brilliant country lawyer who unraveled Watergate and laid the groundwork for Nixon's ouster, is more relevant today than ever.
I was just over at a friend's home in Orlando. The first thing I noticed as I drove up was that he had a John boat with a depth gauge and electric trolling motors. That is a fine looking boat and I'd love to have one like it - if my ...
Author: George Gingo
Lawyer George Gingo shows how the courts, legislature and society make changes to the meaning of the Commandments and the Constitution to allow and encourage unprincipled conduct from abortion to gay marriage.
He was not simply the country lawyer , the cornfield lawyer , the village notary , the petty criminal lawyer -if you compare and study the list of his known cases you will see practically every phase of law and manifestation of the ...
Just , c . 47. fol . 128 .. Bridges . The confiable , where a common bridge is come to decay within his diftri & t , and it is not knownı who is liable to repair the same , shall ademble and call together two of the most able ...
Accused on one occasion of harassing a witness, Ervin re- torted that, “I'm an old country lawyer and I don't know the finer ways to do it. I just have to do it my way” (Clancy 1974, 273). On another occasion when Ervin was holding ...
Author: John R. Vile
This two volume set offers unmatched insight into the lives and careers of 100 of America's most notable defense and prosecuting attorneys. Trial lawyers, noted one observer, are "the closest thing America has to the Knights of the Round Table." In this new two volume encyclopedia, which chronicles the lives and careers of America's 100 greatest trial lawyers, readers can explore the historic legal careers of extraordinary barristers like Thomas Jefferson, the young Virginia attorney who drafted the Declaration of Independence, and Daniel Webster, staunch defender of the union. Readers will also meet contemporary litigators like Lawrence Tribe, who led the fight against the tobacco industry; Marian Wright Edelman, a leading advocate for children's rights; Alan Dershowitz, renowned criminal appellate lawyer and public intellectual; and Johnnie Cochran, the defense attorney whose spectacular victory in the O. J. Simpson trial propelled him to superstardom. In the stories of these preeminent litigators, readers will discover not only what qualities make a great lawyer, but also how much we owe to those who have served as our legal advocates. * Full essays on the lives and cases of America's 100 most famous lawyers, from John Adams to Johnnie Cochran * Shorter essays on other well-known attorneys, including John Grisham, Barry Scheck, and Leslie Abramson * Contributions from more than 50 lawyers, political scientists, historians, and other scholars * Entries on famous law partners, Alexis de Tocqueville's view of American lawyers, great trials, and much more
Release on 1965 | by United States. Congress. House. House Administration
I realize as a lawyer myself that there are times in my short experience as just nothing but a country lawyer , and a real country lawyer , I had some trouble with precedents , too . Many times when I was before the court , and when you ...
Author: United States. Congress. House. House Administration
Whenever you hear an adversary say something like , " I'm just a country lawyer , " watch out for the dagger . Some lawyers imitate Antony and deliberately assume the role of an underdog fighting an earnest contest against a superior ...
Author: Daniel Kornstein
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Two-thirds of Shakespeare?s plays have trial scenes, and many deal specifically with lawyers, courts, judges, and points of law. Daniel Kornstein, a practicing attorney, looks at the legal issues and aspects of Shakespeare?s plays and finds fascinating parallels with many legal and social questions of the present day. The Elizabethan age was as litigious as our own, and Shakespeare was very familiar with the language and procedures of the courts. Kill All the Lawyers? examines the ways in which Shakespeare used the law for dramatic effect and incorporated the passion for justice into his great tragedies and comedies and considers the modern legal relevance of his work. ø This is a ground-breaking study in the field of literature and the law, ambitious and suggestive of the value of both our literary and our legal inheritance.
Release on 1989 | by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Government Operations. Government Information, Justice, and Agriculture Subcommittee
You remind me of what Sam Ervin used to say , that he was just a country lawyer . And you always have to watch out for country lawyers . Mr. SCHIFF . Albuquerque is not quite that rural , but thank you . I was born in Chicago .
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Government Operations. Government Information, Justice, and Agriculture Subcommittee
But although it is most natural that banks should appoint lawyers as their agents in provincial towns , the arrangement is in some ... The lawyer in the large city might just as well be a share - broker as the country lawyer a banker .
Release on 1948 | by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary
a r ny And it seems to me that with that change in this legislation , there is just simply no legitimate objection to it ... I not only was a country lawyer ; I am still a country lawyer , now , practicing in a big city , but how I can ...
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary
Release on 1977 | by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on the Constitution
... the fact that we have some Ph . D.'s here and you are just a country lawyer , you know . You are a graduate of Harvard Law School ; are you not ? You have been president of the Bar Association of Mobile , and the State of Alabama .
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on the Constitution
Release on 1955 | by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs
Being just a country lawyer , myself , I have some sort of an interest in the preservation of property rights , and they shouidn't be taken away from the people in whom they are vested by the Federal Government , or anybody else .
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs
Tom first took Jack through his long and illustrious career as a civil trial lawyer. ... “And how many lawyers did the firm have when you left? ... I'd work parttime as a country lawyer but nothing too serious.” “So what happened?
Author: James Sheehan
Publisher: Hachette UK
Jack Tobin, the main character of The Mayor of Lexington Avenue returns in this non-stop novel that combines enthralling plot twists with some of the best coutroom fiction being written today. Tobin, known as the lawyer's lawyer--the guy the best lawyer's say they'd want to represent them in a courtroom battle--undertakes the representation of a serial killer who he believes to be innocent. The Chief of Police is outraged, the citizens of Oakville where the murders occurred, erupt, and the State Attorney is out for blood as Jack challenges the criminal justice system once again. Sheehan masterfully weaves stories of love and friendship into one man's uncompromising search for truth within the four corners of a courtroom where it is often spoken about but seldom seen. Jack is in a fight for his life and the outcome is in doubt right up to the turn of the final page. A trial lawyer himself, James Sheehan is also a top-notch thriller writer. Once again he succeeds in translating the depth of his courtroom knowledge into an entertaining and truly fascinating read.
But the question is whether or not the substitute purpose for which they offer it meets the claims that they advertise in these clippings you have sent up here ... Well , I am just a country lawyer , I am not taking a position on that .
Author: United States
Explores how the human brain works, covering such topics as memory, sleep, dreaming, dysfunctions, and new technology used to learn more about it.
They hardly spoke as they fled the downtown for Church Hill, but although the commotion diminished behind them, Lizzie suspected it would not be long before their peaceful ... He's no general, just a country lawyer turned politician.
Author: Jennifer Chiaverini
Category: Biography & Autobiography
New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Chiaverini is back with another enthralling historical novel set during the Civil War era, this time inspired by the life of “a true Union woman as true as steel” who risked everything by caring for Union prisoners of war — and stealing Confederate secrets. Born to slave-holding aristocracy in Richmond, Virginia, and educated by Northern Quakers, Elizabeth Van Lew was a paradox of her time. When her native state seceded in April 1861, Van Lew’s convictions compelled her to defy the new Confederate regime. Pledging her loyalty to the Lincoln White House, her courage would never waver, even as her wartime actions threatened not only her reputation, but also her life. Van Lew’s skills in gathering military intelligence were unparalleled. She helped to construct the Richmond Underground and orchestrated escapes from the infamous Confederate Libby Prison under the guise of humanitarian aid. Her spy ring’s reach was vast, from clerks in the Confederate War and Navy Departments to the very home of Confederate President Jefferson Davis. Although Van Lew was inducted posthumously into the Military Intelligence Hall of Fame, the astonishing scope of her achievements has never been widely known. In Chiaverini’s riveting tale of high-stakes espionage, a great heroine of the Civil War finally gets her due.
While the country lawyer might be classically termed “ Rusticus , " yet if we take him as a class he will be found anything but ... but what are there look like old soldiers just returned from a long campaign - they have seen service .
Henry Lackey, Just A Country Lawyer (Indiana U. Press 1974). I told a couple of people about my eureka moment, but no one seemed to know what I was talking about. Too young I suppose. Then one afternoon Curtis Wilkie was being ...
Author: John Hailman
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Category: True Crime
As a federal prosecutor in Mississippi for over thirty years, John Hailman worked with federal agents, lawyers, judges, and criminals of every stripe. In From Midnight to Guntown, he recounts amazing trials and bad guy antics from the darkly humorous to the needlessly tragic. In addition to bank robbers--generally the dumbest criminals--Hailman describes scam artists, hit men, protected witnesses, colorful informants, corrupt officials, bad guys with funny nicknames, over-the-top investigators, and those defendants who had a certain roguish charm. Several of his defendants and victims have since had whole books written about them: Dickie Scruggs, Emmett Till, Chicago gang leader Jeff Fort, and Paddy Mitchell, leader of the most successful bank robbery gang of the twentieth century. But Hailman delivers the inside story no one else can. He also recounts his scary experiences after 9/11 when he prosecuted terrorism cases.