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John Doar, 92 (1921 - 2014)
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...
Tom Sneddon (1941 - 2014)
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...
Dollree Mapp (2014)
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...
Ahmed Seif (2014)
SARAH EL DEEB, The Associated PressCAIRO (AP) — Ahmed Seif, one of Egypt's most prominent civil rights lawyer and campaigner, died Wednesday from complications following heart surgery. He was 63.Seif died in a Cairo hospital after spending nearly two weeks in an intensive care unit. He was one of Egypt's leading rights campaigners, imprisoned in the 1970s and 1980s for his activism against...
George Barrett (2014)
LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, The Associated PressNASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — George Barrett, a longtime Tennessee civil rights lawyer known for handling a case that ultimately desegregated the state's public colleges and universities, has died. He was 86.Barrett died Tuesday at a hospital, several partners of his Nashville-based law firm told The Associated Press.In a career that spanned more than 50 years...
James Turk, 91 (1923 - 2014)
The Associated PressRADFORD, Va. (AP) — U.S. District Judge James Turk, who struck down a Virginia policy that allowed prisoners to look at Playboy but not read classical works of literature with...
Louis Brown, Jr. (2014)
The Associated PressDANA POINT, California (AP) — Louis Brown Jr., the father of Nicole Brown Simpson, has died at his Southern California home at the age of 90.Family attorney Natasha Roit says...
Lawrence E. Walsh, 102 (1912 - 2014)
PETE YOST, The Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — Lawrence E. Walsh, the special prosecutor who spent six years investigating misconduct by President Ronald Reagan administration officials in the...
Josefina Napravilova (2014)
The Associated PressPRAGUE (AP) — Josefina Napravilova, a Czech woman who worked tirelessly as a volunteer to locate dozens of children taken by the Nazis from their families during WWII has died.A...
Ed Hookstratten (2014)
BETH HARRIS, The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — Ed Hookstratten, an attorney who represented a galaxy of entertainment and sports stars including Johnny Carson and Vin Scully during a career of...
Kelly Clark (2013)
TERRENCE PETTY, The Associated PressPORTLAND, Oregon (AP) — An attorney who won a nearly $20 million judgment for a sex abuse victim against the Boy Scouts of America and forced the organization to...
Edmund Reggie (2013)
The Associated PressLAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Edmund Reggie, who managed John F. Kennedy's Louisiana campaign and whose daughter later married Sen. Edward Kennedy, has died at his home in Lafayette. He...
Dexter Douglass (2013)
The Associated PressTALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Dexter Douglass, one of the lead attorneys who represented Al Gore during the chaotic presidential election recount of 2000, has died.Douglass was 83...
Irwin Russell (2013)
The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — A family representative says prominent entertainment lawyer Irwin Russell, whose clients included such industry heavyweights as Michael Eisner, Jim Henson and...
Jacques Verges, 88 (1925 - 2013)
LORI HINNANT, The Associated PressPARIS (AP) — Jacques Verges, the flamboyant lawyer who earned the nickname the "Devil's advocate" for his defense of former Nazis, terrorist bombers and notorious...
Leonard Garment, 89 (1924 - 2013)
DEEPTI HAJELA, The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Leonard Garment, a lawyer who was a friend and adviser to President Richard Nixon as the Watergate scandal unfolded and who urged him not to...
Jean-Louis Scherrer, 78 (1935 - 2013)
The Associated PressPARIS (AP) — French designer Jean-Louis Scherrer, who dressed such fashion plates as Jackie Kennedy at the height of his career, has died. He was 78.The French Couture...
Thomas Penfield Jackson, 76 (1937 - 2013)
The Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — Thomas Penfield Jackson, who as a federal judge in Washington presided over a Microsoft antitrust case and the drug possession trial of former Mayor Marion...
Richie Phillips (2013)
The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Richie Phillips, a tough-talking Philly lawyer who became a negotiator for Major League Baseball umpires and NBA referees, has died. He was 72. ...
Jagdish Sharan Verma, 80 (1933 - 2013)
The Associated PressNEW DELHI (AP) — Jagdish Sharan Verma, the former Indian chief justice who helped lead the charge for tough new laws to protect women in the wake of a gang rape of a woman on a...
William H. Ginsburg, 70 (1943 - 2013)
The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — William H. Ginsburg, who was Monica Lewinsky's first lawyer during the sex scandal involving President Bill Clinton, has died. He was 70.Ginsburg was...
Tom Clements (2013)
The Associated PressCOLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A public memorial service is planned Monday for the director of the Colorado Department of Corrections, who was fatally shot when he answered his...
Mariam Farhat (2013)
The Associated PressGAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A firebrand Palestinian lawmaker known as the "mother of martyrs" who championed her sons' attacks on Israelis has died.Health official Ashraf Al...
Mary Ann Bertles Stewart (2013)
The Associated PressBRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) — The widow of former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart has died in Vermont. Mary Ann Bertles Stewart was 93.Her daughter, Harriet Stewart Virkstis...
Louis F. Oberdorfer (1919 - 2013)
JESSICA GRESKO, The Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — Louis F. Oberdorfer, a former deputy to Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy in the 1960s who later heard hundreds of cases as a federal judge in...
Ronald Dworkin, 81 (1931 - 2013)
GREGORY KATZ, The Associated PressLONDON (AP) — American philosopher and constitutional law expert Ronald Dworkin, a liberal scholar who argued that the law should be founded on moral integrity,...
Karel Vas (2012)
The Associated PressPRAGUE (AP) — Karel Vas, a prosecutor who came to symbolize unlawful trials during the post-1948 communist takeover of Czechoslovakia, has died, a government institute said...
Arthur Chaskalson, 81 (1931 - 2012)
The Associated PressJOHANNESBURG (AP) — Arthur Chaskalson, a civil rights lawyer who once helped defend Nelson Mandela and later became South Africa's chief justice, has died. He was 81.South...
Betty Binns Fletcher, 89 (1923 - 2012)
GENE JOHNSON, The Associated PressSEATTLE (AP) — Judge Betty Binns Fletcher, considered a liberal stalwart of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for decades, has died at age 89, a spokesman for...
Robert J. Kelleher, 99 (1913 - 2012)
LINDA DEUTSCH, The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Senior U.S. District Judge Robert J. Kelleher, the country's oldest serving federal judge and once an important figure in U.S. tennis, has...