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Miles Lord remains an activist
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Miles Lord, former federal judge, presided over the Reserve Mining case in the 1970s. (MPR Photo/Stephanie Hemphill)

Duluth, Minn. — The Reserve case was not only a turning point in environmental protection. Many of the people involved in the case also experienced it as a unique time in their own lives. Some say it was almost as intense as being in combat.

The presiding judge in the case, Miles Lord, says details of the case come to his mind as if it happened yesterday. His ruling, and the way he conducted the case, solidified his reputation as an activist judge. Now he's in private law practice, but his crusading spirit is still as evident as it was 30 years ago.

Listen to Lord's comments by choosing the audio link in the right column.

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