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In this interview Judge David Sentelle, born in Canton, N.C., in 1943, describes his childhood, his undergraduate and law studies at UNC and UNC School of Law, and balancing a legal career with family obligations. He shares his experiences working in the U.S. Attorney’s office in Charlotte, as a state district court judge in Charlotte, and later as judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. He also speaks about his relationships with other notable judges, including a number of U.S. Supreme Court justices. Other topics include the role religion plays in Judge Sentelle’s life and his involvement with prison ministries, his philosophy about the judicial process, and memorable cases while serving as a U.S. Attorney.

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