When Judge James Graves Jr. became a Mississippi trial judge in 1991, one side of his bench had the state flag with its Confederate Battle emblem. Twenty years later, joining the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, that same flag flew, he said.

In a dissent Wednesday in a case challenging a Jim Crow-era law, Graves, who is Black, recounted his personal experiences growing up during that time period, and the reminders of it he faced on the bench.

This content has been archived. It is available through our partners, LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law.

To view this content, please continue to their sites.

Not a Lexis Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Not a Bloomberg Law Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law are third party online distributors of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law customers are able to access and use ALM's content, including content from the National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, Legaltech News, The New York Law Journal, and Corporate Counsel, as well as other sources of legal information.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]