California judge up for federal appeals bench withdraws nomination after admitting to lie

November 1997
Jet;11/24/97, Vol. 93 Issue 1, p8
Reports that U.S. District Judge James Ware has withdrawn his nomination for a federal appeals court judgeship after admitting to a lie. How Ware, an African-American judge in California, lied about being the brother of Virgil Ware, a 13-year-old boy who was killed in a 1963 racist shooting in Birmingham, Alabama; Background on the shooting death; Information on the real brother of Virgil, also named James Ware.


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