Extracts from a banquet speech at the 32nd Annual Conference, Sixth Judicial Circuit of the United States, Mackinac Island, Mich., July 2, 1971.
… This conference that brings together so many judges provides a great opportunity for us non-judges. We who are lawyers and teachers and lawyers' wives and judges' wives - we have a great time here, judge-watching. We learn much about how the system works, and why. I think, however, that our observations of judicial conduct off the bench should be considered privileged. You judges should not be taxed with our recollections of your days, and nights, at Grand Hotel.
John W. Reed,
Light Words (and a few serious ones) About the Law and Those Who Live It,
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