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25 years ago: Supreme Court justice urges law students to work for good of society

April 12, 2011

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for April 12, 1986:

  • A veteran U.S. Supreme Court justice had spoken to more than 500 people in the Kansas Union’s Woodruff Auditorium recently. Associate Justice William J. Brennan Jr., a 30-year member of the court, urged lawyers and students of law to concentrate less on “making lots of money” and more on expanding individual freedom and other “sacred aspects” of the legal profession. Too many students and lawyers approach the practice of law as a way to attain wealth rather than a way to benefit society, he said.
  • A 22-year-old KU student had been arrested for possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia in a case involving a package containing cocaine. According to police reports, the incident started when UPS had attempted to deliver a package from Florida to the 2400 block of Alabama Street. When told that the person to whom the package was addressed no longer lived there, the package had been returned to Florida. After receiving a call from someone who identified himself as a friend of the addressee, UPS employees became suspicious and called federal drug enforcement officials. After the package was delivered, officials executed a search warrant on the residence.

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