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By Tinsley E. Yarbrough

ISBN-10: 0195041887

ISBN-13: 9780195041880

ISBN-10: 1423758447

ISBN-13: 9781423758440

An eighth-generation Charlestonian with a prestigious handle, impeccable social credentials, and years of intimate organization with segregationist politicians, U.S. District court docket pass judgement on Julius Waties Waring stunned relations, associates, and a whole country in 1945 whilst, at age sixty-five, he divorced his spouse of greater than thirty years and embarked upon a far-reaching problem to the main primary racial values of his local sector. the 1st jurist nowa days to claim segregated education "inequality in keeping with se," Waring additionally ordered the equalization of lecturers' salaries and outlawed South Carolina's white fundamental. Off the bench, he and his moment wife--a twice-divorced, politically liberal Northerner who used to be much more outspoken in her political opinions than Waring himself--castigated Dixiecrats and southern liberals alike for his or her security of segregation, condemned the "sickness" of white southern society, suggested an entire breakdown of state-enforced bars to racial intermingling, and entertained blacks of their domestic, turning into pariahs in South Carolina and debatable figures nationally. Tinsley Yarbrough examines the existence and occupation of this attention-grabbing yet overlooked jurist, assessing the debate he generated, his position within the early background of the fashionable civil rights flow, and the forces motivating his repudiation of his prior.

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13 Judge Waring's civil caseload was as varied as his criminal docket. In one case, a New York company was ordered to pay life insurance to a woman whose husband, a prominent Bennettsville merchant, had disappeared several years earlier, along with $20-30,000 in cash and a teenage neighbor. Another was a suit to nullify numerous fraudulent mortgages drawn up as part of a home construction scandal. While Waring could find no basis for assuming federal jurisdiction over the specific: issues raised in the government's complaint, he was impressed with the nearly sixty affidavits filed in the caseaffidavits alleging "a shocking state of affairs" in the federal housing administration.

Like St. 1 Waties Waring would serve ten years in the courtroom at the corner of Meeting and Broad. During his tenure, the higher courts would affirm his decisions forty-six times, reverse him on ten occasions, modify and affirm one decision, affirm and reverse in part in two cases, and dismiss two cases as prematurely decided—a reasonably good record for a federal judge. 2 To relieve congested caseloads—and later, to escape Charleston's hostile climate—Judge Waring frequently held court in other jurisdictions.

Glasper took the judgment philosophically. 13 Judge Waring's civil caseload was as varied as his criminal docket. In one case, a New York company was ordered to pay life insurance to a woman whose husband, a prominent Bennettsville merchant, had disappeared several years earlier, along with $20-30,000 in cash and a teenage neighbor. Another was a suit to nullify numerous fraudulent mortgages drawn up as part of a home construction scandal. While Waring could find no basis for assuming federal jurisdiction over the specific: issues raised in the government's complaint, he was impressed with the nearly sixty affidavits filed in the caseaffidavits alleging "a shocking state of affairs" in the federal housing administration.

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