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Black lawyer's suit against IRS fails COLUMBUS - A black lawyer's legal attempt to stop the Internal Revenue Service from taxing blacks because he says they have been denied basic rights has failed. A federal judge ruled that William Wright's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/10/03/met_430237.shtml
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Civil rights project seeks truth about inmate's death

...father died, people didn't have money to hire lawyers," he said. "And if they did have a lawyer, it had to be a black lawyer who couldn't fully put up a fight because then the judge could put him in jail."Yamane said a state prison official's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-12-18/civil-rights-project-seeks-tr
Let's short-circuit this idea

...available pool of qualified black lawyers to run for judgeships will not have changed one iota. In fact, the lone black lawyer in the latest race, Willie Saunders, is a Columbia County native and had tremendous support there. So, the only...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/12/27/edi_109700.shtml
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"Godfather of Soul" heads up inductees

...and political activist who took part in the early civil rights movement in South Carolina. In 1949, he was the first black lawyer since Reconstruction to argue a case before the South Carolina Supreme Court. Barbara Williams Jenkins, a Union native...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/06/25/met_292812.shtml
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"Godfather of Soul" heads up inductees

...and political activist who took part in the early civil rights movement in South Carolina. In 1949, he was the first black lawyer since Reconstruction to argue a case before the South Carolina Supreme Court. Barbara Williams Jenkins, a Union native...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/06/25/met_292836.shtml
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Pioneer on duty

...cannot measure up to that lordship," said Judge Ruffin after being sworn in. Ah, but he can. It was not easy for a black lawyer to get ahead in Georgia, but Judge Ruffin, 70, has done it - and, hopefully, has paved the way so when other black...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/01/07/edi_439228.shtml
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People in the News

...NBA Hall of Famer Julius Erving having sex with a woman in a hotel room "didn't come out of our camp," Andrea Black, lawyer for Erving's wife, Turquoise, said Wednesday. The tape was delivered to the New York Post while Erving divorces...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/01/29/ent_402655.shtml
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Perry Mason and love of hard work drives Georgia's new Attorney General

...Floyd Griffin, D- Milledgeville, is hoping to become Georgia's first black lieutenant governor. Thurmond, a black lawyer who won a white-majority Athens House seat during the late 1980s and early 1990s, said Baker's chances for electoral...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/05/26/met_208927.shtml
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Civil rights lawyer, federal judge Perry dies

...homegrown produce or homemade cakes and pies, offered after Perry had already waived his fee."Matthew personified the black lawyer of the 1950s and 1960s - courageous, articulate and persuasive," said former state Chief Justice Ernest Finney...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2011-08-01/civil-rights-lawyer-federal-
Pioneer to lead court of appeals

...People. Then an attorney, Judge Ruffin would try civil rights cases in south Georgia where people had never seen a black lawyer, Mr. Allen said. Sometimes he would take his pastor on those trips, Mr. Allen said. A little spiritual protection...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/12/30/met_438547.shtml
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