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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 explicit sexual passages, died Sunday. He was 91.Turk, a state senator for more than a decade, died at his home in Radford, according to De Vilbiss Funeral Home.Turk was appointed to the U.S. District...
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 Brown died in Dana Point.Roit says Brown served in World War II as a pilot.Two children preceded him in death, including Nicole Brown Simpson, who was brutally killed in 1994. Her former husband, pro...
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 Iran-Contra affair, has died. He was 102.He died Wednesday at his home in Oklahoma City following a brief illness, according to his family.In a distinguished legal career, Walsh was a highly successful...
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 museum in Lidice, where Napravilova was an honorary citizen, says she died Thursday at age 100 at a nursing home in the southern town of Tabor.In the post-war chaos, Napravilova traveled to Germany,...
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 more than 50 years, has died at 83.He passed away Wednesday of complications from congestive heart failure at his home in Beverly Hills, his son Jon Hookstratten said Thursday.Hookstratten was a...
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...
Louis H. Pollak, 89 (1922 - 2012)
MATT MOORE, The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Louis H. Pollak, a federal judge who as a young lawyer helped work on the pivotal school-desegregation case Brown v. Board of Education, and...
James Browning, 93 (1918 - 2012)
PAUL ELIAS, The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — James Browning, the nation's longest-serving federal appellate judge, died more than a half-century after his appointment by President John...
John Payton, 65 (1946 - 2012)
The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Civil rights lawyer John Payton, who defended the University of Michigan's affirmative action policy before the Supreme Court and led the NAACP Legal Defense...
Thomas Puccio, 67 (2012)
The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — A prominent defense lawyer who won an acquittal for socialite Claus von Bulow on charges of trying to kill his heiress wife has died. He was 67.Manhattan's Frank...
Maxwell Keith (2012)
The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Maxwell Keith, an attorney who defended two members of the Manson family during their trials for the 1969 Tate-LaBianca killings, has died in California....