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  • Robert L. Carter dies at 94; NAACP attorney fought segregation

    Robert L. Carter dies at 94; NAACP attorney fought segregation
    Robert L. Carter, who as an NAACP civil rights attorney was an architect of the legal strategy used in the cases that led to Brown vs. Board of Education, the landmark 1954 Supreme Court decision that declared school segregation unconstitutional, has died. He was 94.
  • William L. Taylor dies at 78; leading civil rights advocate

    William L. Taylor dies at 78; leading civil rights advocate
    William L. Taylor didn't necessarily look the part of a leading civil rights advocate, a matter he addressed in his memoir under the heading "A White Guy Like Me," as in: "What leads a white guy like me to spend his life working on behalf of black people?...

    Raymond L. Johnson Sr. dies at 89; lawyer, civil rights activist

    Raymond L. Johnson Sr. dies at 89; lawyer, civil rights activist
    Raymond L. Johnson Sr., an attorney, civil rights activist and former Tuskegee Airman, died Dec. 31 in Los Angeles of complications of pneumonia and heart failure, said his wife, Evelyn. He was 89. Johnson, who practiced law for nearly 50 years, was a...

    Robert Byrd dies at 92; U.S. senator from West Virginia

    Robert Byrd dies at 92; U.S. senator from West Virginia
    Robert Carlyle Byrd, the West Virginia Democrat who was often called the conscience of the Senate for his devotion to the system of constitutional checks and balances and the prerogatives of power, died early Monday. He was 92. Byrd, who served longer...

    'The Good Wife' recap: Welcome back to the dark side

     
    On "The Good Wife," Cary finally returned to the firm and Kalinda found herself in trouble with Lemond Bishop.