Interview with Judge Robert Carter
QUESTION 3
INTERVIEWER:

NO, I—ACTUALLY IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE BROWN. I WAS JUST MERELY TRYING TO GET A SENSE OF THOSE KINDS OF STORIES AS YOU WERE JUST TELLING THAT, THAT GIVE A SENSE OF THE SOUTH THAT PEOPLE WHO DON'T—

Judge Robert Carter:

Well in another instance I was south in a case before a three judge court, and I was arguing a case that—with the attorney gen—I think it was in Tennessee and the attorney general that was arguing law to the judge, three judge court, and the judge when I got—I said, "That's not true. That's not what the law means," and the the attorney general got up and said, "Are you calling me a liar?" And the judge said—asked me to apologize. I said you've lost your mind. I'm not apologizing. I'm not. I didn't tell the man he was a liar. I disagree with him on the law. I have a right to do that. And that was that was a big story. I was shocked at that though, at the reaction of the judge but—but that's how things are, or were, I should say.