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Wed., July 31, 2013, 5:24 a.m.

Derr to be remembered at celebration memorial tonight

Allen Derr, the Boise attorney who won a landmark case in the U.S. Supreme Court to halt systemic discrimination against women and who left a legacy for Idaho journalists of standing up for openness in government, will be remembered tonight at a celebration memorial at the Barber Park Event Center, from 7-9:30 p.m. Allen died June 10 at the age of 85; you can read his obituary here

The longtime Idaho Press Club director, who earned both journalism and law degrees from the University of Idaho, asked that donations in his memory go to his favorite program at the University Of Idaho College Of Law, the Pro Bono Program, P.O. Box 442321, Moscow, ID 83844-2321. From his obituary: “He believed with all of his heart that more young people studying law needed to understand that it isn’t always about making money; sometimes you just have to do the right thing for the sake of justice and your client.”

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Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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