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Celebrity Deaths in Law

  • Arthur L. Alarcon, 89 (1925 - 2015)

    Arthur L. Alarcon

    The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — Arthur L. Alarcon, who was the first Latino appointed to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, has died. He was 89.A court statement says Alarcon had cancer and died at his Los Angeles home on Wednesday.Alarcon was a judge for more than 50 years on state and federal courts. He was appointed to the 9th Circuit in 1979 and served until taking senior status...

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  • Judge S. Arthur Spiegel, 94 (1920 - 2014)

    Judge S. Arthur Spiegel

    The Associated PressCINCINNATI (AP) — A longtime federal judge in Ohio known for his support of civil rights and for sending baseball star Pete Rose to prison has died. S. Arthur Spiegel (SPEE'-guhl) was 94.His judicial assistant for his 34 years on the federal bench confirms that Spiegel died Wednesday in Cincinnati. Other details weren't available immediately.Spiegel was appointed by...

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  • John Doar, 92 (1921 - 2014)

    John Doar

    ERIC TUCKER, The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — John Doar, a top Justice Department civil rights lawyer in the 1960s who was at the center of key battles to protect the rights of black voters and integrate universities in the South, died Tuesday at age 92. The cause was congestive heart failure, said his son, Burke Doar. Doar was a Justice Department civil rights lawyer from 1960...

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  • Tom Sneddon (1941 - 2014)

    Tom Sneddon

    The Associated Press SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Tom Sneddon, the former district attorney who sought twice to try Michael Jackson on child molestation charges, has died. Sneddon died Saturday at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital after a battle against cancer, Patrick McKinley, a retired assistant district attorney for Santa Barbara County who worked with Sneddon for more than three decades...

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  • Dollree Mapp (2014)

    Dollree Mapp

    By JESSICA GRESKO, The Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — A woman who won a landmark 1961 Supreme Court case involving police searches and seizures has died.When police wanted to search Dollree Mapp's Ohio home in 1957, she told them to come back with a warrant. Her case ultimately prompted the nation's high court to rule that evidence obtained by illegal searches and seizures could not be used...

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