The latest in a series of Occasional Publications of the Bounds Law Library of the University of
Alabama School of Law is now available, It is A Goodly Heritage: Judges and Historically
Significant Decisions of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama,
1804-1955, compiled by R. Volney Riser of the University of West Alabama. It consists of
biographically sketches of the eleven judges who served in the district before Frank M. Johnson,
Jr., along with an opinion or other document for each. (A brief story on the book from the Montgomery Advertiser is here.) The letter accompanying my copy said that additional copies are “free for the asking,” presumably here.