A Time to Kill - Chapter 12 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 12 Summary

Judge Omar Noose began his career as a mediocre attorney with good political skills. Elected to the state legislature, he served five terms, during which he managed to develop a most affluent and dishonest lifestyle. After his defeat, he was allowed to complete the unexpired term of a judge who died, and that was the beginning of his career on the bench. He has been reelected a number of times and has now applied himself to the law, becoming a wise, respected and well paid judge at age sixty-three. His rulings are generally upheld by the state Supreme Court. Due to his lanky frame, long nose and wild hair, lawyers have dubbed him "Ichabod." Today he is in Clanton to officially open the May term of the Ford County Circuit Court. All the lawyers in the county are required to be present, as are potential jurors. The...

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