FBF 2009

Today’s Flashback Friday (#FBF) is the topic of the legal vignette at the 2009 Annual Membership Luncheon was titled “Road Trip: A Look at the Places and Personalities Made Famous by Sherwood v. Walker” by WMU-Cooley Professor Emeritus Norman Otto Stockmeyer. You can view the slide show here (PowerPoint) and read the text here.

You can read more about Professor Stockmeyer here in his biography and  his role in the development of the Court of Appeals’ Research Division here.

Sherwood v. Walker is one of the Society’s top cases, profiled in the Verdict of History and featured in our book The Michigan Supreme Court Historical Reference Guide 2nd edition. You can read about it online here under The Forgotten Years including two poems about the famous cow case.

You can read more about one of the justices involved in the case here — Thomas Sherwood, no relation to the plaintiff of the same name.

Our book can be purchased online here and anywhere books are sold! The 2019 Annual Membership Luncheon will be held on April 18 at the Detroit Athletic Club. Invitations will be mailed soon to all members.