TENNESSEE: Before Such a Judge

To see the gaudiest show in town, Tennesseans flocked last week into the auditorium of Nashville's massive War Memorial Building, where the state house of representatives was meeting while the capitol underwent repairs. The show: Tennessee's first impeachment proceeding in 42 years. The accused: Hamilton County's rowdy, Negro-baiting Judge Raulston ("Turkey Neck") Schoolfield, 53.

With Schoolfield himself looking on unblinkingly from a balcony seat, the legislators listened to 25 separate counts of improper judicial conduct during the judge's ten years on the bench. Samples: taking bribes; quashing indictments against 13 Teamster...

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