The Atlanta Lawyer December 2013 : Page 8

celebrating 125 years Under Judge Elbert P. Tuttle's leadership (shown on the left), the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals pioneered in civil rights law. Tuttle was Atlanta Bar President in 1947. While brother-in-law Tuttle followed a judicial career, William A. Sutherland (shown on the right) continued building the law firm the two had founded in the 1920s. (Courtesy of Herbert R. Elsas.) Leonard Haas was the American Civil Liberties Union's first counsel in Georgia. In this role, Haans argued before the U.S. Supreme Court in 1941 in Taylor v. State of Georgia , which declared unconstitutional a statute authorizing involuntary servitude. (Courtesy of Mrs. Leonard Haas.) Donald L. Hollowell handled major civil rights cases in Atlanta during the 1950s and '60s. (Courtesy of Donald L. Hollowell.) 8 The aTLanTa Lawyer December 2013 The Official News Publication of the Atlanta Bar Association

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