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    • Dec
      01
      2003
      • Fairchild tempered his early belief in the free labor doctrine right of individuals to act for themselves free of governmental help and hindrance with the later belief in the imperative of serving the public and persons less fortunate. He believed these persons, these "soldiers in the great war of commerce," should be helped if, despite their best efforts, they came out as losers in that war.
    • Dec
      01
      2003
      • To celebrate its 75th anniversary, throughout 2003 the Wisconsin Lawyer will include "From the Archives," a monthly column devoted to lively snippets from past issues.
    • Sep
      01
      2003
    • Sep
      01
      2003
      • Skim through the magazine over the years and you'll gain a glimpse of history and societal trends. Editorial board volunteers and magazine staff conducted a decade review of key topics and social issues covered in 75 years of Wisconsin Lawyer. Here's a brief look at some of their findings.
    • Aug
      01
      2003
      • An ancestor's journal provides insights into Civil War-era Crawford County. Dealton Tichenor practiced law for 10 years before his death in 1864 as a Union prisoner of war in Andersonville Prison, Georgia.
    • Jul
      01
      2003
      • Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Roujet D. Marshall believed that individual and societal happiness could best be achieved through a system in which a person's success or failure rested primarily with the individual, not society. His philosophy of individual opportunism was at loggerheads with the Progressives' philosophy of society's rights taking precedence over the rights of individuals.
    • Jun
      01
      2003
      • To commemorate the State Bar's 125th anniversary in 2003, this article looks at some of the key events, issues, and personalities that shaped the State Bar from the late 1950s, an era of activity and energy that would surpass anything seen in the organization's first 80 years.
    • Jun
      01
      2003
      • To commemorate the State Bar's 125th anniversary in 2003, this article looks at some of the key events, issues, and personalities that shaped the State Bar from the late 1950s, an era of activity and energy that would surpass anything seen in the organization's first 80 years.
    • May
      01
      2003
      • Winslow pleaded with judges and the public for constructive conservatism, arguing that laws should be reformed through the legislative process and not through court decisions. To do otherwise would stretch the unchanged constitution on a Procrustean bed to fit the desired reform.
    • Apr
      01
      2003
      • Why and how did Wisconsin's attorneys come together to form an association in 1878? To commemorate the State Bar's 125th anniversary in 2003, this article looks at some of the key events, issues, and personalities that caused the formation of the State Bar and helped to set its course for future generations.
    • Mar
      01
      2003
      • The views of Justice John B. Cassoday, like the views of his Puritan forebears, were a curious mix of conservatism and progressivism: of belief in individual self-determination and of concern for the common good of all individuals. The Yankee viewpoint played a major role in Wisconsin legal history even before Cassoday's time and continues to shape our state's legal system today.
    • Feb
      01
      2003
      • Known as Wisconsin's first great judicial conservative, Luther S. Dixon defended the ideal of legal order against calls for quick legal and social change in a variety of areas during his political career. Because he often defended unpopular causes, each of Dixon's reelection campaigns became a battle for survival.
    • Feb
      01
      2003
      • To celebrate its 75th anniversary, throughout 2003 the Wisconsin Lawyer will include "From the Archives," a monthly column devoted to lively snippets from past issues.
    • Nov
      01
      2002
      • A study of Justice Byron Paine's life is indispensable to understanding how the Republican ideal took root in Wisconsin and how it evolved during the state's industrial era following the Civil War. This is the second in a series of articles that will appear through 2003 to commemorate Wisconsin's legal history.
    • Sep
      01
      2002
      • While Ryan deeply believed in a decentralized agrarian society in which any concentration of power was evil, his love of law as an instrument of order led him to defend the imperfect federal constitution as still the "political hope of mankind ... in a world in which nothing is perfect."