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Defense attorney in Boston bombing may be facing her stiffest challenge yet
Defense attorney in Boston bombing may be facing her stiffest challenge yet

She's the attorney who helped spare the Unabomber from the death penalty, though Ted Kaczynski never forgave her for trying to make him look insane. She saved Susan Smith's life, too, by convincing jurors that the vilified South Carolina mother who drowned her children was a fragile victim of sexual abuse who should not be executed. In 20 years as a defense attorney, Judy Clarke has represented the most notorious murder defendants in modern American history, including Olympics bomber Eric Rudolph and Jared Loughner, who tried to assassinate Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and killed six others. And each time Clarke has either negotiated plea deals in exchange for a life...

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