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Judge John G. Heyburn II (2015)
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...
Bill Schweitzer (2015)
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....
Arthur L. Alarcon, 89 (1925 - 2015)
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...
Judge S. Arthur Spiegel, 94 (1920 - 2014)
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...