A Good Judge

“There never was a time that I did not find him a fair, courteous, patient, and impartial judge and, sometimes to my sorrow, a very wise and discerning judge. In all these years I never found him anything but a wise, patient, and loyal friend, always ready to give generously to a younger man from the great store of wisdom which he had accumulated through the years. All the time I have been practicing law he has been one of the men whom I held before me as a model to be imitated, however far I might fall short of success in such imitation.”

Phil Stone, Address at a Memorial Ceremony Honoring Chief Justice Sydney M. Smith, (1948)

Southwick, The Least of Evils for Judicial Selection, 21 Miss. C. L. Rev. 209 (2002)

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