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Published: 01/11/11

Judy Clarke: Jared Loughner's 'Amazing' Attorney

By  Andrew Cohen - Politics Daily
Judy Clarke: Jared Loughner's 'Amazing' Attorney

Judy Clarke is the Forrest Gump of criminal defense attorneys. Otherwise unassuming, even shy, she seems to turn up, front and center, for many of the cases we'll never forget. She counseled Ted Kaczynski 13 years ago this month when the Unabomber was toying with the government in advance of his guilty plea. She helped an unrepentant Eric Robert Rudolph, the Olympic Park bomber, avoid a death sentence. She was present and accountable during the chaotic trial of Susan Smith, the South Carolina mother who drowned her two small children in a car in a lake. She even represented Zacarias...

Published: 01/10/11

Jared Loughner's Trial: Previewing the Tucson Massacre Case

By  Andrew Cohen - Politics Daily
Jared Loughner's Trial: Previewing the Tucson Massacre Case

The federal criminal case against Tucson shooting suspect Jared Lee Loughner looks to be a straight-forward affair. He was reportedly tackled to the ground inside the Safeway supermarket Saturday morning after firing dozens of rounds from a gun he allegedly purchased at a local store. There were many eyewitnesses to the crime, including wounded survivors of the attack. Loughner left behind, according to the criminal complaint against him, several written "statements" suggesting premeditation, intent and a specific target. There is also, says the FBI, relevant video surveillance tape of the...

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