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Federal judge to deliver UW Law School lecture

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A federal judge who studied in Madison and was appointed by President Jimmy Carter is scheduled to speak at her alma mater this week.

U.S. District Court Judge Barbara Crabb will speak Friday at the University of Wisconsin Law School in Madison.

She’ll discuss her views on how to bridge the divide between Congress and the courts.

Crabb received her undergraduate and law degrees from UW-Madison. President Carter appointed her to the federal judiciary in the Western District of Wisconsin in 1979. She served as the court’s chief from 1980 to 1996 and again from 2001 through last year.

Her speech is part of the law school’s annual Robert W. Kastenmeier Lecture. Kastenmeier was a UW Law School graduate who represented Wisconsin in Congress from 1958 to 1990.

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