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Notable Lawyers Deaths

  • Ahmed Seif (2014)

    Ahmed Seif

    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...

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  • George Barrett (2014)

    George Barrett

    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...

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  • James Turk, 91 (1923 - 2014)

    James Turk

    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...

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  • Louis Brown, Jr. (2014)

    Louis Brown, Jr.

    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...

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  • Lawrence E. Walsh, 102 (1912 - 2014)

    Lawrence E. Walsh

    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...

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