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Leonard Weinglass, R.I.P.

Leonard Weinglass died yesterday. He was the attorney for the Chicago 8, Angela Davis, Daniel Ellsberg, Abbie Hoffman (separately from his Chicago 8 trial), Kathy Boudin, Ron Kaufman, the kidnappers of Patty Hearst,  Mumia Abu-Jamal, and most recently the Cuban 5 (Weinglass has a good overview of the Cuban 5 debacle here).

Weinglass' remarkable C.V. is here.

I like how Wiki closes its entry on Weinglass:

Through the end of his life at 78, Weinglass still took cases. He saw no reason to stop - "the typical call I get is the one that starts by saying 'You are the fifth attorney we've called'. Then I get interested".


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