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Justice remembered during memorial service

Oct. 19, 2009 at 5:19 a.m.


AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Friends and family are paying tribute to U.S. District Judge William Wayne Justice.

Justice, who died last week at 89, was remembered at a memorial service Monday as a perpetual seeker of justice. His proteges recalled personal memories of Justice, as well as his historic rulings on criminal justice, public education and racial equality.

His decisions forced Texas to improve its prison and juvenile justice systems; broke down racial barriers in public housing and education; and opened public schools to the children of illegal immigrants

U.S. District Judge Keith Ellison said Justice's legacy will endure.

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