Famed Los Angeles lawyer Johnnie Cochran Jr. died earlier this week, but he still has a chance at a form of legal immortality: a Supreme Court decision bearing his name. Less than a week before his death, a dispute between Cochran and a former client was argued before the Court. Opposing lawyers agree that Cochran's death does not automatically moot the case, which has potentially important First Amendment ramifications. But the Court has asked for both sides' views on the situation.
Cochran's Death Raises Questions for High Court Case
March 31, 2005