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Celebrity Deaths in Law

  • Judge John G. Heyburn II (2015)

    Judge John G. Heyburn II

    The Associated PressLOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A federal judge whose ruling striking down Kentucky's ban on gay marriage led to an appeal heard this week in the U.S. Supreme Court died Wednesday. He was 66.U.S. District Judge John G. Heyburn II died at home in Louisville surrounded by family after battling cancer for several years, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky...

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  • Bill Schweitzer (2015)

    Bill Schweitzer

    The Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — Bill Schweitzer, a lawyer for the American League and Major League Baseball for more than two decades, died Tuesday. He was 70.Schweitzer's death was announced by BakerHostetler, the law firm he had worked for since 1973. He was managing partner of the firm's Washington office from 1993-09. No cause of death was given.MLB said Schweitzer's death was sudden....

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  • 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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