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Judge William Wright is a character on Law & Order. Played by Ron McLarty,  the character appeared in four episodes of Law and Order as well as an episode of Law & Order: Trial by Jury

Adversarial Relationship with Jack McCoyEdit

Judge William Wright had an adversarial relationship with ADA Jack McCoy, often using his position as Judge to dismiss several of McCoy's convictions. In "Damaged", he overturns a rape conviction of a group of teenagers who had sex with a mentally retarded teenage girl, citing her testimony that it was consensual. 

In "Gunshow", he overturns a conviction against a gun manufacturer, who had sold guns that could be modified to make them even more deadly, because the prosecution was unable to establish how hazardous the weapon used in a mass murder was, nor that the shooter used it as intended by the manufacturer.

In "Dissonance", District Attorney Nora Lewin is made aware of the bad blood between McCoy and Wright, leading to her being forced to confront Judge Wright over his prejudice against McCoy.

The character made his last appearance in the Trial By Jury episode "Truth or Consequences".

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