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Oral History Interview with Sarah T. Hughes, August 23, 1979

Description: Interview with Judge Sarah T. Hughes, former state legislator, state district judge, and federal district judge. In the interview, Sarah describes her experiences and personal views concerning the Sharpstown stock-fraud scandal, the Dallas County Jail, the constitutionality of abortion, and the desegregation of the Dallas Independent School District.
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Date: August 23, 1979
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Hughes, Sarah T.
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Appellate Recruitment Patterns in the Higher British Judiciary: 1850 - 1990

Description: This study seeks to advance the understanding of appellate promotion in the senior judiciary of Great Britain . It describes the population and attributes of judges who served in the British High Courts, Court of Appeal, and Appellate Committee of the House of Lords (i.e., Law Lords) from 1850 to 1990. It specifically builds upon the work of C. Neal Tate and tests his model of appellate recruitment on a larger and augmented database. The study determines that family status, previously asserted as having a large effect on recruitment to the appellate courts, is not as important as previously believed. It concludes that merit effects, professional norms, and institutional constraints offer equally satisfactory or better explanations of appellate recruitment patterns.
Date: December 2004
Creator: Thomas, Bruce K.
Partner: UNT Libraries

[J. P. Civil and Criminal Docket, Precinct 3, 1885-1893]

Description: Ledger from Cooke County, Texas containing information on courts and cases. The entries include information on justice fees, crimes, and specific details of cases. There are several inserts in this ledger including information on executions, notes from attorneys, fines/fees, and other misc pieces of paper.
Date: 1885/1893
Creator: Cooke County (Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Judge Atwell]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about the retirement of Dallas federal judge William Hawley Atwell.
Date: December 16, 1954
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Luncheon honors judge and clerk]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about the Fort Worth Bar Association meeting at the Hotel Texas in Fort Worth to honor Federal District Judge Estes and United States District Clerk George W. Parker.
Date: December 19, 1955
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Potter and Floore]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about the resignation of Frank Potter, the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas, to be succeeded by Heard L. Floore.
Date: June 16, 1953
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: News briefs]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering three news stories. The first story is about a visit to the Fort Worth Quartermaster Depot by Army Major General Herman Feldman. The second story is about the swearing-in of a new judge for the 96th District Court, Fisher T. Denny. The third story is about a young Fort Worth boy, Lewis Jackson, who was slightly injured during his birthday party after being hit in the chest by a 38 caliber shell loaded into a plastic pop gun.
Date: July 24, 1951
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Court Battle]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about a court case in which the defendant's lawyer claimed he and his client were being treated unfairly by the judge.
Date: June 8, 1951
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Governor confers with grand jury]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about a conference between Texas Governor Allan Shivers and a former Jim Wells County grand jury. The former grand jury petitions the governor to help end political corruption in Jim Wells County.
Date: March 10, 1953
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Judges honored]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about a luncheon at the Fort Worth Club by the Fort Worth-Tarrant County Bar Association members and wives honoring retiring Chief Justice of the Texas Supreme Court, J.E. Hickman.
Date: November 21, 1960
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Clip: Grand jury]

Description: Video footage from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, to accompany a news story. This story aired at 12:00 P.M.
Date: May 30, 1980
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Clip: Plano Judge]

Description: Video footage from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, to accompany a news story. This story aired at 10:00 P.M.
Date: May 6, 1978
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Clip: Clark says police need respect, pay]

Description: Video footage from the WBAP-TV television station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about a meeting of the Dallas County Bar Association in the Crystal Ball Room of the Baker Hotel in Dallas to honor two of their members who recently received federal appointments. The story includes silent footage of Justice Irving L. Goldberg of the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Judge William M. Taylor, Jr., of the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas, and U.S. Supreme Court Justice Tom Clark. Justice Clark is interviewed about the possible impact of U.S. Supreme Court decisions on crime, and Clark states that failure to support police officers through education, salaries, and respect have been a significant impact on crime rates. This story is referenced by the script, "Federal judges," which has not yet been digitized.
Date: September 16, 1966
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
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Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Clip: Davis]

Description: Video footage from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, to accompany a news story. This story aired at 10:00 P.M.
Date: July 31, 1979
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Clip: Bond B-roll]

Description: Video footage from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, to accompany a news story. This story aired at 10:00 P.M.
Date: October 25, 1980
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Clip: Davis "B" Roll]

Description: Video footage from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, to accompany a news story. This story aired at 5:00 P.M.
Date: August 13, 1979
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Clip: Davis]

Description: Video footage from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, to accompany a news story. This story aired at 6:00 P.M.
Date: August 2, 1979
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections