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Poetic Justice: New Memoir From Former ID Supreme Court Justice

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Original journals and manuscript that became the book "Poetic Justice"

He's been a lawyer, a political mover and shaker, and a former Idaho Supreme Court Justice.  But at heart, Byron Johnson has always been a poet.  Now that he's retired, Johnson has devoted much of his time to writing poetry and his memoir. That book "Poetic Justice" is now out. It's pages are filled with his early childhood, court cases and yes, poems. Byron Johnson - who has battled Parkinson’s disease and cancer - told Samantha Wright that poetry has always had a place in his life:

Former Idaho Supreme Court Justice Byron Johnson signs his memoir “Poetic Justice” tonight at 5:30 PM at The Cabin in downtown Boise. You can hear two more of Johnson’s poems, just click on the "Listen" tabs at the start of this story.