The life and legacy of the 'lightning rod' Judge Miles Lord

Judge Miles Lord
Minnesota judge Miles Lord
Minnesota Historical Society

Miles Lord spent nearly 20 years on the bench as a federal judge. His career is peppered with a series of landmark decisions. From environmental policy to birth control, Lord's influence was both loved and loathed.

Roberta Walburn first encountered Judge Lord during her time as a reporter at the Star Tribune, but later eventually worked for him as a law clerk. She also recently wrote a book about his life and political influence titled "Miles Lord: The Maverick Judge Who Brought Corporate America to Justice."

Walburn joined MPR Reporter Euan Kerr for a conversation about the legacy Judge Lord left behind.

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