Celebrity Deaths in Law

  • Antonin Scalia, 79 (1936 - 2016)

    Antonin Scalia

    Antonin Scalia, a U.S. Supreme Court associate justice, has died of natural causes at a luxury resort in West Texas, according to the San Antonio Express-News. He was 79. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.

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  • Vincent Bugliosi, 80 (2015)

    Vincent  Bugliosi

    By ANDREW DALTON, The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — Vincent Bugliosi, the prosecutor in the Charles Manson trial who went on to write the best-selling true-crime book, "Helter Skelter," has died. He was 80.His son Vincent Bugliosi Jr. told the Associated Press Monday night that Bugliosi died of cancer Saturday at a hospital in Los Angeles.Bugliosi Sr. won convictions of Manson and three...

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  • Beau Biden, 46 (1969 - 2015)

    Beau Biden

    By RANDALL CHASE, The Associated PressDOVER, Del. (AP) — Beau Biden, son of Vice President Joe Biden and two-time attorney general for the state of Delaware, has died.The 46-year-old lawyer died Saturday of brain cancer, less than two years after being diagnosed.Beau Biden was hospitalized earlier this month at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. At the time the vice president's...

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  • Daniel Meltzer, 20 (1995 - 2015)

    Daniel Meltzer

    The Associated PressCAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — A Harvard Law School professor who served as a top legal adviser to President Barack Obama has died. Daniel Meltzer was 63.Harvard announced Wednesday that Meltzer died Sunday after a battle with cancer.Meltzer had been on the Harvard Law faculty since 1982. He took a leave of absence in 2009 and 2010 to serve as the Principal Deputy Counsel to Obama...

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  • 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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