State Bar of Michigan
home member area contact us


archive



 print this page


for members
SBM general information

member directory

admissions, ethics, and
   regulation


diversity & inclusion

justice initiatives

member services

practice management
   resource center


public policy resource
   center


publications and
   advertising


research and links

sections & committees


ethics for members
ethics developments
ethics opinions
TAON (trust accounts)


from the courts
opinion searching
virtual court


for the public
public resources
media resources


giving opportunities
a lawyer helps
access to justice
   campaign

Judge Sanborn Honored at Macomb Celebration

3/22/06

Left to right: State Bar President Thomas Cranmer, Mark Sanborn, Judge Kenneth Sanborn, Sen. Alan Sanborn (photo by Naseem Stecker)

The occasion was a centennial celebration hosted by the Macomb County Bar Association (MCBA) February 28 in Mt. Clemens. State Bar President Thomas Cranmer took the opportunity to meet and congratulate the Sanborn family, especially the first recipient of the MCBA's Medal of Courage and Honor, Judge Kenneth N. Sanborn.

In 1953, Kenneth Sanborn, then a young Macomb attorney, and another lawyer, Charles C. Lockwood (now deceased), did what few attorneys were willing to do for fear of being branded subversive—they took the case of Milo Radulovich, an Air Force lieutenant who faced a military hearing that unjustly attempted to strip him of his commission because his father and sister were suspected communists.

The Radulovich case caught the attention of legendary journalists Edward R. Murrow and Fred W. Friendly, who featured it on a popular CBS program, striking a fatal blow to McCarthyism that was rampant at the time. The State Bar of Michigan recognized the importance of the case and commemorated it as the 26th Michigan Legal Milestone in 1998. More recently, the Radulovich story was featured in the film Good Night and Good Luck, which was nominated this year for six Academy Awards.

###

     

 

follow us
Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on LinkedIn Follow Us on Twitter Follow the SBM Blog

 

©Copyright 2014

website links
Contact Us
Site Map
Website Privacy Statement PDF
Staff Links

SBM on the Mapcontact information
State Bar of Michigan
306 Townsend St
Lansing, MI 48933-2012
Phone: (517) 346-6300
Toll Free: (800) 968-1442
Fax: (517) 482-6248