Famed Attorney Johnnie L. Cochran Jr. Dies at 67 (fwd)
DLaycock at law.utexas.edu
Tue Mar 29 16:49:11 PST 2005
Good chance it's moot, because the issue was whether he can get an injunction against repeated defamation with actual malice. There were overtones of extortion in the defamation campaign; that is certainly moot. I think I dimly remember that in some states you can't defame a dead man; certainly a defamation claim by an estate is a weak claim to try to first establish a right to an injunction when injunctions have not been granted previously. If it's not moot, it should probably be digged.
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From: conlawprof-bounces at lists.ucla.edu on behalf of David Cruz
Sent: Tue 3/29/2005 3:42 PM
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Subject: Famed Attorney Johnnie L. Cochran Jr. Dies at 67 (fwd)
Does this make his case before the Supreme Court moot?
David B. Cruz
Professor of Law
University of Southern California Law School
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0071
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Famed Attorney Johnnie L. Cochran Jr. Dies at 67
By Carla Hall
Times Staff Writer
March 29 2005, 3:08 PM PST
Johnnie L. Cochran Jr., the masterful attorney who gained prominence as an early advocate for victims of police abuse, then achieved worldwide fame for successfully defending football star O.J. Simpson on murder charges, died this afternoon. He was 67.
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