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Let Them be Judged: The Judicial Integration of the Deep South Frank T. Read and Lucy S. McGough

The manner in which federal judges in the South both retarded and promoted first-class citizenship rights for Black Americans is the topic of Frank Read's and Lucy McGough's 1978 work Let Them Be Judged: The Judicial Integration of the Deep South. The authors, law professors at the University of Tulsa and Emory University respectively, review in great detail the operation of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in adjudicating the rapidly increasing volume of civil rights litigation after the Brown v. Board of Education' decision in 1954. Their work joins an impressive body of literature concerning federal judges in the South. It lacks the conceptual skills of Charles Hamilton's The Bench and the Ballot and Jack Peltason's Fifty-Eight Lonely Men, and it does not portray the human dimension of the struggle nearly as vividly as Richard Kluger's "Simple Justice"; but overall, Let Them Be Judged compares favorably with these books in describing judicial triumph and travail in the Deep South."

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Federal Taxation of Trusts, Grantors and Beneficiaries By John L. Peschel and Edward D. Spurgeon

The separate study in law school of income, estate, and gift taxation is a natural result of the need to package the curriculum.The artificiality of this practice is quickly apparent to the practitioner whose clients are walking examples of multifaceted problems.Nevertheless, academic compartmentalization has for many years carried over into the publication and organization of treatises in the estate planning field. There are works that cover fiduciary income taxation,' others that describe the scheme of federal estate and gift taxation,' and a few that explain both income and transfer taxes albeit in seriatim fashion.' Until now there has not been a book that uses an integrated, transactional approach to guide the practitioner through the estate planning tax maze. John L. Peschel and Edward D. Spurgeon have supplied just such a work.' Interestingly, this new treatise follows Professor Peschel's public prescription for better integration of these tax laws in a single law school course.