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Judge Justice Obituaries and Tributes

1. ACLU of Texas Reacts to Death of U.S. Dist. Judge William Wayne Justice, ACLU of Texas, Oct. 14, 2009.

2. Associated Press, Justice remembered during memorial service, Houston Chronicle, Oct. 19, 2009. Same story appears in multiple newspapers, including The Victoria Advocate, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, and Amarillo Globe-News.

3. Nathan Bernier, Judge Justice Memorial Planned for Monday, KUT (National Public Radio), Oct. 15, 2009.

4. Gary Borders, Judge Justice was beacon of hope, Longview News-Journal, Oct. 18, 2009.

5. Paul Burka, Judge William Wayne Justice, R.I.P., Texas Monthly Blog, Oct. 19, 2009.

6. April Castro (AP), Federal judge who shattered old Texas dies at 89, Washington Post, Oct. 14, 2009. Same article appears in over 200 newspapers and television news websites on 10/14/09 and 10/15/09, including: the Abilene Reporter News, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Denver Post, El Paso Times, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Idaho Statesman, Modesto Bee, San Francisco Chronicle, San Marcos Daily Record, and Texarkana Gazette.

7. April Castro (AP), William Justice; rulings as a federal judge shook up Texas, Boston Globe, Oct. 16, 2009.

8. April Castro (AP), Federal judge William W. Justice, credited with overhauling Texas prisons, schools, dies at 89, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Oct. 14, 2009. Same article available through the Los Angeles Times.

9. April Castro (AP), Often-contentious rulings altered Texas’ way of life; Judge William Wayne Justice dies at 89, Amarillo Globe-News, Oct. 15, 2009.

10. April Castro (AP), Texas judge radically reshaped state, Chicago Tribune, Oct. 15, 2009.

11. April Castro (AP), U.S. District Judge Justice’s Rulings Changed Old Texas, Tyler Morning Telegraph, Oct. 15, 2009.

12. Crystal Chavez, Influential Texas judge dies, KUT (National Public Radio), October 14, 2009.

13. Kathy Clay–Little, Opinion: Activist federal judge enabled black children to go through front door, San Antonio Express-News, Oct. 15, 2009.

14. Jessica Cooley, Judge William Wayne Justice dies at 89, Lufkin Daily News, Oct. 14, 2009.
See also: Editorial, Judge Justice: Longtime federal judge effected change in a way that few other figures ever could, Lufkin Daily News, Oct. 14, 2009.

15. Morris Dees, William Wayne Justice, Time Magazine, Nov. 2, 2009.

16. Philippe Djegal, Friends reflect on judge’s life, KLTV Channel 7, Oct. 15, 2009.

17. Philippe Djegal, The epitome of justice, KLTV Channel 7, Oct. 15, 2009.

18. Lou Dubose, Justice for the Dispossessed: William Wayne Justice, 1920-2009, The Texas Observer, Oct. 19, 2009. Editorial, Judge Justice made Texas better for all, Bryan-College Station Eagle, Oct. 16, 2009.

19. Editorial, The Courage of William Wayne Justice, Marshall News Messenger, Oct. 16, 2009.

20. Editorial, Judge Justice, Houston Chronicle, Oct. 19, 2009. Editorial, William Wayne Justice, 1920-2009, Dallas Morning News, Oct. 15, 2009.

21. Editorial, William Wayne Justice, A man and a principle in sync, Austin American-Statesman, Oct. 17, 2009.

22. Editorial, William Wayne Justice lived a life that reflected his name, Fort Worth Star Telegram, Oct. 18, 2009.

23. Denise Gamino, William Wayne Justice 1920-2009; Judge Justice dies at 89, Austin American-Statesman, Oct. 14, 2009. Photo Tribute on statesman.com.

24. Denise Gamino, William Wayne Justice 1920-2009, A giant of Texas history; Disparaged by some as an ‘activist judge,’ longtime federal jurist let compassion be his guide, Austin American-Statesman, Oct. 15, 2009. See also: William Wayne Justice 1920-2009; Justice remembered, Austin American-Statesman, Oct. 15, 2009.

25. Michael Hall, William Wayne Justice; Justice is not done, Texas Monthly, postscript to article originally published in Oct. 2006 issue of magazine.

26. In Memoriam, Texas Law Review, 89:1 (2010): 1-14.

27. Judge Justice Tribute – ImmigrationProf Blog.

28. Judge’s rulings changed Texas, Philadelphia Daily News, Oct. 15, 2009.

29. Judge William Wayne Justice dies at 89, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Oct. 14, 2009. Same article available through the Abilene Reporter-News, Houston Chronicle, San Antonio Express-News, San Marcos Daily Record, and approximately 50 additional newspapers and television news websites.

30. Albert Kaufman, Judge William Wayne Justice: A Life of Human Dignity and
Refractory Mules
, St. Mary's Law Journal 41:2 (2009): 215-230.

31. Frank Kemerer, Justice left a profound legacy, Austin American-Statesman, Oct. 17, 2009.

32. Steven Kreytak, Federal courthouse closed until 1:00 pm for Judge Justice’s memorial, Austin American-Statesman, Oct. 19, 2009.

33. Art Lawler, Justice funeral today, Athens Daily Review, Oct. 19, 2009.

34. Douglas Martin, William Wayne Justice, Noted Judge, Dies at 89, New York Times, Oct. 14, 2009.

35. Douglas Martin, William Wayne Justice, Judge Who Remade Texas, Dies at 89,
New York Times, Oct. 15, 2009.

36. Pat McCaughan, In Austin, Texas, legendary U.S. District Judge William Wayne Justice remembered as champion of the poor and powerless, Episcopal Life Online, Oct. 15, 2009.

37. Molly McDonough, RIP: Judge William Wayne Justice, ABA Journal, Oct. 16, 2009.

38. Bill Moyers Journal: Essay: Moyers on Justice Justice (PBS television broadcast Oct. 23, 2009) View here.

39. News 8 Austin Staff, Judge Justice remembered for his warm, funny nature, News 8 Austin, Oct. 19, 2009.

40. R.G. Ratcliffe and Janet Elliott, Judge William Wayne justice dies at 89; He was once called the ‘real governor of Texas,’ Houston Chronicle, Oct. 14, 2009.

41. Dave Richards, Wayne Justice, The Texas Observer, Oct. 21, 2009.

42. Mary Alice Robbins, Texas civil-rights icon Judge William Wayne Justice dies,Texas Lawyer, Oct. 14, 2009.

43. Obituary – William Wayne Justice, Austin American-Statesman, Oct. 14, 2009.

44. Myrna Perez, In Memory of Judge Justice, Brennan Center for Justice - New York University, Oct. 16, 2009.

45. R.G. Ratcliffe & Janet Elliot, District judge often was at eye of storm, San Antonio Express-News, Oct. 15, 2009.

46. R.G. Ratcliffe, Justice recalled as barrier buster for less fortunate, Houston Chronicle, Oct. 19, 2009.

47. Miriam Rozen, Judge William Wayne Justice’s Legend Lives on in Opinions,Texas Lawyer, Oct. 19, 2009.

48. Kelley Shannon, Judge who reformed Texas prisons, schools dies, Dallas Morning News, Oct. 14, 2009. Same article available through the Charleston Daily Mail.

49. Joe Simnacher & Katherine Leal Unmuth, Judge William Wayne Justice, champion to the downtrodden, dies at 89, Dallas Morning News, Oct. 15, 2009.
See also: Key Points: Pivotal Justice rulings, Dallas Morning News, Oct. 15, 2009.

50. Jordan Smith, Naked City Column (Justice Tribute), The Austin Chronicle, Oct. 16, 2009.

51. Laura Skelding, Honoring a legal giant, Austin American-Statesman, Oct. 20, 2009.

52. Staff & Wire Reports, Memorial Service Held Today for Judge Justice, Tyler Morning Telegraph, Oct. 19, 2009.

53. Statement from U.S. Rep. Solomon P. Ortiz on Passing of Judge William Wayne Justice, Oct. 14, 2009.

54. John W. Tunnell, Letter: Saddened by judge’s death, Lufkin Daily News, Oct. 18, 2009.

55. U.S. District Court Judge William Wayne Justice remembered, News 8 Austin, Oct. 14, 2009 (with video).

56. U.S. Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson, Honoring the Life and Work of Judge William Wayne Justice, 155 Cong. Rec. E2585 (2009).

57. Betty Waters, U.S. District Judge Justice Dies in Austin, Tyler Morning Telegraph, Oct. 14, 2009.

58. Heather K. Way, Reflections: The Honorable William Wayne Justice, The Texas Observer, Oct. 19, 2009.

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