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Judge Howard Manning, Jr., was born on July 25, 1943 in Chapel Hill. Manning attended UNC for undergraduate and continued on to study at UNC School of Law. He served in the Navy Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps beginning in the late 1960s and then transitioned into private practice in Raleigh (becoming partner in his firm in 1974). In practice, he was primarily a litigator. In 1988 he was appointed to the N.C. Superior Court bench by Governor Jim Martin. In this interview he reflects on a number of the cases he handled while in the JAG Corps, some of the memorable cases from his career as a private attorney (including several cases dealing with issues of racial discrimination and the Bazemore v. Friday [478 U.S. 385] case), and arguing before the U.S. Supreme Court. Manning concludes by discussing his time as a superior court judge.

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