June 14, 1985 |
Judy Clark, winless in eight seasons on the Ladies Professional Golf Assn. tour, shot a three-under-par 69 Thursday to take a one-stroke lead over Nancy Lopez and newcomer Nancy Scranton in the first round of the $255,000 Rochester International golf tournament at Locust Hill Country Club in Pittsford, N.Y. The first round was plagued by poor conditions as the temperatures never rose above 54 degrees, winds were swirling and play was postponed two hours in the morning because of wet grounds.
December 7, 1997 |
Unabomber suspect Theodore Kaczynski is no O.J. Simpson. If the Montana hermit were a rich celebrity, said one prospective juror in Kaczynski's murder-by-bombing trial, he could afford high-powered attorneys and wouldn't have to rely on a public defender. With "a public attorney," the possible juror told the court, "you're not getting as much support as if you would if you hired Johnnie Cochran, and I think that's a disadvantage."
January 11, 2011 |
The judicial process for Jared Lee Loughner, accused in the Tucson shooting rampage, promises to be a long and potentially convoluted one involving both federal and state prosecutions. Loughner's federal defense team, led by high-profile capital-defense lawyer Judy Clarke, will probably examine whether he has any defense other than insanity, and whether an insanity defense alone could keep him off death row, legal experts said. Clarke, a former head of the National Assn. of Criminal Defense Lawyers, is based in San Diego, and has represented Theodore Kaczynski, the Unabomber, who pleaded guilty by reason of insanity, and Atlanta Olympics bomber Eric Rudolph.
March 1, 1995 |
Lawyers for Susan Smith refused to say whether they will pursue an insanity defense for the mother who confessed to killing her two young sons. Smith "remains unable to enter any plea to the charges against her," lawyers David Bruck and Judy Clarke said. However, they agreed to allow state doctors to examine Smith, 23, to see if she is competent to stand trial for the Oct. 25 drowning deaths of her sons, Michael, 3, and Alex, 14 months.
November 15, 1996 |
Prosecutors in the trial of Unabomber suspect Theodore Kaczynski will give defense lawyers most of the documents they want--except the handwritten notes of federal agents who searched Kaczynski's Montana cabin. Among the documents that will be turned over are reports of agents' interviews with Kaczynski's brother, David, his mother and a number of people with whom the reclusive Kaczynski had contact while living in his cabin near Lincoln, Mont. The U.S.
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November 5, 1987
The federal court trial of a Louisiana couple charged with conspiring to illegally export oil field equipment to Libya began Wednesday with opening arguments from attorneys in the case. Cheryl and George Smith of Gretna, La., were arrested in January along with a Scottish businessman after a six-month undercover investigation by federal agents revealed that the three allegedly violated a trade embargo by arranging an equipment shipment to Libya.