Star Tribune: 'Part biography, part memoir, and wholly a legal page turner.'

NONFICTION: Roberta Walburn's look at Miles Lord's controversial career as a federal judge is a legal page-turner and an inside history of liberal politics in Minnesota.

Miles Lord (Roberta Walburn)After the Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling in 2010 vastly extended corporate electoral influence on the basis that corporations are persons deserving of free speech, bumper stickers appeared, reading, “I’ll believe corporations are people when Texas executes one.”

No one has yet executed a corporation, but with rulings during the 1970s and 1980s in the landmark Reserve Mining and Dalkon Shield cases, Minnesota’s late Miles Lord, one of America’s most controversial federal judges, came close.

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Published in: Star Tribune
By: John Reimringer