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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 New Delhi bus, has died. He was 80.Verma died late Monday of multi-organ failure after a brief illness, said Dr. Yatin Mehta, an official at the Medanta Medicity hospital where he was being treated in...
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 surrounded by his entire family at his home in the Sherman Oaks section of Los Angeles when he died of cancer Monday, according to his daughter-in-law, Virginia Ginsburg.Ginsburg was a longtime medical...
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 front door.The service for 58-year-old Tom Clements is set for New Life Church in Colorado Springs. A private funeral was held for him Sunday.Colorado's top prisons official was killed at his home...
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-Kidra says lawmaker Mariam Farhat died Sunday in a Gaza hospital of health complications including lung ailments and kidney failure.Farhat, who was 64, lost three sons in militant activities against...
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, says she died Monday in Brattleboro of pneumonia.Stewart's husband was appointed to the court in 1958 and retired in 1981. He died in 1985.Mary Ann Stewart was born in Grand Rapids, Mich., and...
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....
Judge Wesley Brown, 104 (1907 - 2012)
ROXANA HEGEMAN, The Associated Press WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — As the nation's oldest sitting federal judge in history, U.S. District Judge Wesley Brown allowed himself few concessions to his...
Philip Vannatter, 70 (2012)
CHRISTOPHER WEBER, The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Philip Vannatter, the Los Angeles police detective who served as a lead investigator in the 1994 murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and...
John C. Keeney, 89 (2011)
The Associated Press, The Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — Retired Justice Department official John C. Keeney, the longest-serving federal prosecutor in the history of the United States, has died...
Ricky Wyatt, 57 (2011)
The Associated PressMONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama man whose lawsuit helped lead to nationwide changes in mental health care has died.Ricky Wyatt was 57. He died Tuesday at a Tuscaloosa...
Nick Navarro, 81 (2011)
The Associated PressFORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A former South Florida sheriff who once ordered the arrest of rap group 2 Live Crew on obscenity charges has died. He was 81.Broward Sheriff's...
Pamela Rymer, 70 (1941 - 2011)
PAUL ELIAS, The Associated PressSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Judge Pamela Rymer of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has died after a years-long battle with cancer.The federal court on Thursday...
Norma Holloway Johnson, 79 (1932 - 2011)
NEDRA PICKLER, The Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — The trailblazing former chief judge of the U.S. District Court in Washington has died.Norma Holloway Johnson was the first black woman to be...
Dunn Lampton, 60 (2011)
The Associated PressJACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Dunn Lampton, a former U.S. attorney in Mississippi who prosecuted a high-profile cold case from the civil rights era, has died.Former acting U.S. Attorney...
Terence Evans, 71 (2011)
MICHAEL TARM, The Associated PressCHICAGO (AP) — Terence Evans, a federal appeals judge celebrated for injecting humor into his opinions and for eschewing legalese, died after a serious respiratory...
Matthew Perry, 89 (1921 - 2011)
JEFFREY COLLINS, The Associated PressCOLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Matthew Perry, a civil rights lawyer who went from sitting in the courtroom balcony waiting for his cases to be heard because he was black...
David Getches, 68 (1942 - 2011)
The Associated PressBOULDER, Colo. (AP) — David Getches, a leading American Indian rights lawyer and former dean of the University of Colorado School of Law, has died. He was 68.The Boulder Daily...
L.T. Senter, 77 (2011)
SHELIA BYRD, The Associated PressJACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Friends and colleagues of retired U.S. District Judge L.T. Senter — who presided over numerous insurance cases that arose from Hurricane...
Samuel E. Zoll, 76 (1934 - 2011)
DENISE LAVOIE, The Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — Samuel E. Zoll, a retired Massachusetts judge who was credited by U.S. Sen. Scott Brown with helping turn his young life around, died Tuesday...
Leonard Weinglass, 78 (1933 - 2011)
FRANK ELTMAN, The Associated PressLeonard Weinglass was a modern-day Clarence Darrow, an attorney who defended people for their politics not their alleged crimes, friends said.His clients included...