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Common Law: Serving an era of changing civil rights

Judge Wesley Brown lived through the deadly 1918 flu epidemic and the Great Depression. When he was younger, he also had a quick temper. But he began to mellow out around age 80. That was two decades ago. During his time as a federal judge, he’s the courts change and the law change, especially in the era of civil rights. Brown remembered presiding over one particular case that helped change attitudes toward women in the workplace.

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