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A Man For All Decades


urban law, Whitman Knapp, racketeering, police corruption


This Article examines the life and legal career of Whitman Knapp, a former lawyer and United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York who contributed much towards the improvement of the laws that relate to urban society. The Article focuses on some of the cases Judge Knapp partook in either as a litigator or as a judge. These cases deal with a wide range of issues, including First Amendment speech, labor racketeering and extortion, police corruption, and the Mafia.



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