By Stuart Namm
Initially elected opposed to nice odds, publish Watergate, pass judgement on Stuart Namm spent over sixteen years at the bench in Suffolk County, ny, an extended Island suburb of latest York urban. Dubbed within the Hollywood Reporter as ""the Serpico Judges,"" and by way of his detractors because the ""Hanging Judge"" and ""Maximum Stu"" for his willingness to often hand out the utmost 25 years to existence sentence in intentional homicide convictions. at the moment, ny country had no demise penalty. In 1985, he wrote Gov. Mario Cuomo to request the appointment of a unique Prosecutor to enquire the county's legal justice method, believing there has been rampant corruption within the elite Police murder Squad and District Attorney's place of work, and that circumstances have been being synthetic to procure convictions in significant murder trials. After a 3 12 months research via the country Investigations fee, his ""whistleblowing"" led to various compelled resignations and transfers within the police division, on the optimum point of county executive, and within the police laboratory. because of a deal, he was once denied renomination by way of his personal political social gathering led through his former legislations companion, and eventually this was once the dying of his illustrious judicial occupation. ""A Whistleblower's Lament"" is pass judgement on Stuart Namm's compelling, own account of his existence within the legislations and politics, and the occasions that introduced it to an finish. 3 weeks after leaving ny, he used to be the 1st recipient of the Justice Thurgood Marshall award and different prestigious awards, together with a life-time club within the NAACP.
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Very persistently . . has the picture of the genial botanist of Work in Place | 31 Medicine Bow, with his kettle of smoke and his jolly looking students, stuck in the memory as a kind of symbol of what must happen before a truer appreciation for Nature . . ”59 What became a lifetime of hiking up and down mountain slopes, sharing ice cream, shooing mosquitoes, and climbing trees was not just about systematic botany. The pleasures of ﬁeldwork in Nelson’s backyard animated his practice of botany.
But writers on the subject of ﬁeld work have been preoccupied with the meanings of ﬁeld science and experience, not the place(s) where these things happen. 2 “Place” may shape intellectual work in the ﬁeld, but accounts of how it does so serve an understanding of large patterns of science, and ignore the constraining and inviting powers of those speciﬁc environments, including institutions within those environments, to shape whole lives as well as scientiﬁc insight. The outlook of Harold Dorn’s The Geography of Science (1991), which explores the relationship between environments and the sciences that developed in them, is somewhat more useful in this context: “Science .
Any of these things might have opened doors to rich careers grounded in locally speciﬁc environments in close communication with the public, though not necessarily acclaim as specialists. More generally, by 1900 there may have been two parallel institutions of scientiﬁc practice across the country (with or without regional variation): one in which high-prestige specialists were trained, and another more closely tied to the public, teacher training, and local communities and landscapes. If Harvard was the seat of American scientiﬁc botany (among other things), was the otherwise “ivied” Cornell the reference point of a difWork in Place | 33 ferent set of institutions more closely bound to nature study as a result of its land grant status and the work of Liberty Hyde Bailey?