William Swain Lee

American judge William Swain Lee

William Swain Lee is an American lawyer and politician from Georgetown, in Sussex County, Delaware. He is a member of the Republican Party, who served as a judge of the Delaware Superior Court. He was the 2004 and 2008 Republican candidate for Governor of Delaware.
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Harvard names veteran academic administrator as new president
Yahoo News - 6 days
Bacow, 66, previously served as president of Tufts University for a decade. "Larry Bacow is one of the most accomplished, admired, insightful, and effective leaders in American higher education,” said William Lee, senior fellow of the Harvard Corporation and chair of Harvard’s presidential search committee, said in a statement.
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'The Chi' Episode 1 recap: Pilot sets stage for humor, tenderness, violence
Chicago Times - about 1 month
The first episode of “The Chi” — created by Emmy winner and Chicago native Lena Waithe — introduces us to its sprawling cast of characters. Their connections are initially tangential, but as the episode progresses we see the ways their lives become intertwined. Each week William Lee and Nina Metz...
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Sandra Bland's family reaches $1.9 million settlement in jail death - Chicago Tribune
Google News - over 1 year
Chicago Tribune Sandra Bland's family reaches $1.9 million settlement in jail death Chicago Tribune Geneva Reed-Veal speaks on a settlement in the wrongful death lawsuit involving her daughter, Sandra Bland. Sept. 15, 2016 (William Lee / Chicago Tribune). Geneva Reed-Veal speaks on a settlement in the wrongful death lawsuit involving her daughter, ... Lawyer: $1.9 million settlement in Sandra Bland lawsuitThe Boston Globe Sandra Bland's family settles wrongful death case for $1.9MUSA TODAY $1.9 million settlement in death of jailed woman in TexasWashington Post New York Times -NBC Chicago -NPR -Chron.com all 165 news articles »
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The Rotunda
Huffington Post - over 2 years
THE OAK Ridge Boys and the Country Music HALL of FAME... Induction October 25, 2015 It was announced in the Spring of 2015 that along with Guitar virtuoso Grady Martin and Jim Ed Brown and The Browns that The Oak Ridge Boys would be this years modern era inductees into The Country Music Hall of Fame. I wrote the following words not long after the announcement... The hallowed Rotunda at The Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville Tennessee is where the plaques of inducted Hall of Famers are mounted in a huge and beautiful circle. "All are equal inside of this circle" is the mantra and it is a sight to behold. The words Will The Circle Be Unbroken are written above the bronzed plaques and the circular ceiling that is bathed in sunlight seems to rise above to the Heavens which is also symbolic for many of our Country Music Heroes who we have loved have moved on beyond this earth and their light does seem to shine down upon the Rotunda. It is still mind boggling to me that The O...
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Gay couple challenges legal halt to gay marriage in Florida Keys
Yahoo News - over 3 years
By David Adams MIAMI (Reuters) - A gay couple hoping to marry in the Florida Keys filed an emergency petition on Monday to reinstate a judge's ruling last week which struck down the state's gay marriage ban. On Thursday Circuit Judge Luis Garcia, whose jurisdiction includes the Florida Keys, ordered the Monroe County Clerk of Court to begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples starting on Tuesday. Garcia found that Florida's gay marriage ban approved by voters in 2008 violated the right to equal protection under the U.S. Constitution. Garcia's ruling in favor of two 43-year-old male bartenders in Key West, Aaron Huntsman and William Lee Jones, was the latest in a string of court rulings across the United States voiding state laws that restrict the right of same-sex couples to marry.
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William S. Burroughs at 100: Exploding Five Major Myths
Huffington Post - about 4 years
William S. Burroughs, literary scourge of the banal and the boring, best known as the author of the still outrageous Naked Lunch (1959), would have turned 100 on February 5. Whether as novelist, essayist, painter, filmmaker, recording artist, mystic, expatriate, psychological patient, Scientologist, Beat progenitor, plagiarist, punk music godfather, anti-censorship activist, queer hero, science-fiction guru, junkie, media theorist, advertising model -- or accidental murderer -- the figure of Burroughs (1914-1997) casts as many shadows as the limits of each of these labels. Those who remember the man Jack Kerouac billed as "Old Bull Lee" in On the Road (1957) as a heroin-shooting, wife-killing outlaw might imagine a birthday party for Burroughs as a Scientology auditing session where roller-skating boys with brightly colored codpieces pass across the cracked parking lots of a dead future. And those marking the Burroughs century will have a thousand different version of Burrou...
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In retrial, Apple and Samsung make final pitches to jury
Yahoo News - about 4 years
By Dan Levine SAN JOSE, California (Reuters) - Apple Inc argued in court on Tuesday that Samsung had failed to present meaningful evidence to rebut allegations that the Korean electronics giant had improperly used the iPhone maker's patented technology. At closing arguments in a San Jose, California federal court, Apple attorney William Lee said Samsung had not produced any senior executives from Korea to testify in a damages retrial between the two companies, while Apple called its marketing chief Phil Schiller to the stand. Apple and Samsung are engaged in a global litigation battle over patents. Last year, Apple was awarded over $1 billion after it convinced a jury that Samsung copied various iPhone features and design touches, like using your fingers to pinch and zoom the display and the phone's flat, black glass screen.
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Irish bishop resigns due to ill health
Yahoo News - over 4 years
Vatican City (AFP) - Pope Francis on Tuesday accepted the resignation of bishop William Lee whom the Catholic Church in Ireland said was stepping down for health reasons.
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William Lee: Protesters Focus On Peru's Political Establishment
Huffington Post - over 4 years
News of protests and social unrest in Peru tend not to come as a great surprise. Indeed, the country is one of the most prone in Latin America to such events. However, one surprising aspect of the events of the past two weeks, which saw large numbers take to the streets of the capital, Lima, is that, rather than being focused on local issues, such as the impact of large-scale mining, the protests have expressed a broad frustration with Peru's political establishment. In this way, they mirror recent protests in Brazil. The trigger for the protests was the release of a recording in the media of an apparent behind-the-scenes deal between Peru's five main political parties to appoint six new judges to Peru's highest court, the new human rights ombudsman and three Central Bank board members. Although the appointments were legally and constitutionally valid, the manner in which they were pushed through led to some of the largest street protests in Lima since the late 1990s w...
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California selling $10 billion in notes
San Francisco Chronicle - over 5 years
California selling $10 billion in notes LITIGATIONSamsung takes the offensiveIn its continuing court showdown with Apple over smartphones and tablet computers, Samsung Electronics Tuesday moved from attacking the validity of Apple's intellectual property to claiming the iPhone maker infringes Samsung patents. Woodward Yang, a Harvard University professor of electrical engineering, testified for Samsung in federal court in San Jose that versions of Apple's iPhone, iPod and iPad infringe three of the South Korea company's patents, including one that allows a user to scroll through photographs and send an e-mail containing photographs. During cross-examination, Apple's lawyer, William Lee, displayed a chart showing that technology covered by the photo-scrolling patent that Yang described wasn't used in 65 different Samsung smartphones manufactured in the last three years. INSIDER TRADINGDefendant rebuts witness' testimonyFormer Bay Area investment manager Doug Wh...
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Apple witness: Samsung copied patents
San Francisco Chronicle - over 5 years
Apple witness: Samsung copied patents An industrial designer testifying for Apple in its multibillion-dollar trial against Samsung Electronics said Monday that the South Korean company copied patented technology for smartphones and tablet computers. Apple called as a witness Peter Bressler, the founder and chairman of Bresslergroup and an inventor on 70 design and utility patents who teaches product design at the University of Pennsylvania. Bressler is an expert in "user research, human factors application, manufacturing processes and innovative criteria conflict resolution," according to his website. Denison was asked under cross-examination by another Apple lawyer, William Lee, about a Samsung employee's e-mail saying the company was experiencing a "crisis of design" due to competition from Apple's iPhone, that the comparison between Apple's phone and Samsung's is that of "heaven and earth," and that the time "to change our methods has arrived." According t...
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Ellen Sterling: The Oak Ridge Boys: Four Distinct Voices Together Make Memorable Music
Huffington Post - over 5 years
It is the harmonies that are so striking and, even, unique. The four voices of the Oak Ridge Boys -- (in photo from left) bass Richard Sterban, baritone William Lee Golden, tenor Joe Bonsall and lead singer Duane Allen -- blend together flawlessly and they've been flawless since 1973 when the four first came together in this band that dates back to 1943 in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. (Photo courtesy of the Oak Ridge Boys) They are from four different places, yet they see a logic to the fact that they came together in the group. Allen grew up in Texas, Golden in Alabama, Bonsall in Philadelphia and Sterban in New Jersey. Bonsall says, "We grew up in the north, they grew up down South. The one thing we all had in common at a very young age, was that we were all very turned on by the Southern gospel music quartets." The gospel singing world is, apparently, a small one. Duane Allen says, "From time to time the Southern gospel groups wold come to the area where Joe and Richard ...
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1 Death Confirmed in Plant City Plane Crash at Blackwater Creek Airport
Brandon Patch - over 5 years
Update: The pilot has been identified as William Lee Phillips, 69, of 52 Lake Luther Drive in Lakeland. Phillips would have turned 70 on June 11. ______________ Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Larry McKinnon has confirmed that there is one fatality in the plane crash today at the Blackwater Creek Flightpark in Plant City. The crash occured before noon. "The single occupant of the airplane has died," McKinnon said, in a telephone interview on the way to the airport, which he said is about 10 miles north of Interstate 4. The next of kin has to be notified before the victim is identified, he added. An updated Tampa Bay Times report noted that "the pilot circled the grass runway three times before making a hard landing that slammed the bottom of the aircraft into the ground," according to McKinnon, who added that the plane skidded about 50 feet along the runway. He added that the pilot was found dead inside the aircraft, a Challenger ultralight based at B...
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Historian, author William Lee Miller dies in NY
Yahoo News - over 5 years
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William Lee Miller, Lincoln Scholar, Dies at 86
NYTimes - over 5 years
Professor Miller, who taught at the University of Virginia, wove the national debate over slavery into his books about Abraham Lincoln and John Quincy Adams.
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of William Swain Lee
  • 2008
    Age 72
    During the 2008 convention for the Delaware Republican Party, Lee received over 80% of the delegate votes in the draft, despite not being present.
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    In 2008, Lee was drafted by the Republican Party in Delaware to be their Gubernatorial candidate, over his announced opponent, Michael D. Protack.
  • 2004
    Age 68
    In 2004, Lee again sought the Republican nomination, this time winning the state party's endorsement, and easily winning the Republican primary.
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  • 1999
    Age 63
    In 1999, Lee resigned his judicial post, and sought the Republican nomination for governor.
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  • 1976
    Age 40
    In 1976, he was among the delegates who actively supported Ronald Reagan in his effort to win the Republican nomination for President.
  • 1973
    Age 37
    From 1973 until 1977 he was the Sussex County Republican Party Chairman.
  • 1965
    Age 29
    Before he became a judge, Lee served as Counsel to the Sussex County Republican Committee from 1965 to 1972, when he became General Counsel to the Delaware Republican State Committee.
  • 1960
    Age 24
    He later graduated from Duke University and the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he earned a law degree in 1960.
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  • 1953
    Age 17
    He attended school in Middletown, Delaware and graduated from Wilmington Friends School in 1953.
  • 1935
    Born on December 18, 1935.
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