Miles Lord, Minnesota's Maverick Judge

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History Lounge
Miles Lord, Minnesota's Maverick Judge

Tue., Mar 20, 2018, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
345 W. Kellogg Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55102



Join Roberta Walburn, author of "Miles Lord: The Maverick Judge Who Brought Corporate America to Justice," for a look at his path to the bench

Miles Lord (1919–2016) rose from humble beginnings on Minnesota’s Iron Range to become one of the most outspoken and powerful judges in the country on the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota. Described as “an unabashed prairie populist” and “a livewire slayer of corporate behemoths.” Lord was part of a group of young Midwestern social-gospel progressives, including Hubert H. Humphrey, Eugene McCarthy, and Walter Mondale.

Lord teamed with Bobby Kennedy as a hotshot prosecutor in pursuit of Jimmy Hoffa; served as the secret envoy between Humphrey and McCarthy in their battle for the soul of the Democratic Party in the historic 1968 presidential campaign; and reshaped jurisprudence with historic rulings on women’s rights, consumer protection, education reform, and environmental law. And in the most sensational trial of the early environmental era, he ordered the shutdown of the Reserve Mining Company in northern Minnesota, which was accused of spewing waste into Lake Superior.


2018-03-20 19:00:00 2018-03-20 19:00:00 America/Chicago Miles Lord, Minnesota's Maverick Judge Minnesota History Center

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