March 28, 2006
Today in History: Skelly Wright
On this date, March 28, 1962, James Skelly Wright was confirmed by the U.S. Senate to become a judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. Wright, a prominent judge during the civil rights movement in the south, is best known in contract circles for his 1965 decision in Williams v. Walker-Thomas Furniture Co., in which he used the new doctrine of "unconscionability" to strike down a cross-collateralization clause in a consumer purchase.
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