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Crookston Times - Crookston, MN
  • Longtime federal judge, Bright, receives humanitarian award

  • The 93-year-old Bright has been a federal judge since he was appointed by President Lyndon Johnson in 1968.
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  • A longtime 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals judge from North Dakota has been honored with a humanitarian achievement award.
    Judge Myron Bright, of Fargo, received the Robert Feder Humanitarian of the Year award for his "lifelong advocacy of fairness, tolerance and equal rights."
    The award is given annually by Temple Beth El.
    The 93-year-old Bright has been a federal judge since he was appointed by President Lyndon Johnson in 1968.
    Bright has been a teacher at the University of North Dakota, University of Minnesota, St. Louis University and the University of Hawaii law schools.
    Bright tells The Forum (http://bit.ly/SJBG1o) he has received other awards but is proud of this one because it shows recognition from the community.

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