42 Ga. L. Rev. 47 (2007-2008)
Representing Saddam Hussein: The Importance of Being Ramsey Clark

handle is hein.journals/geolr42 and id is 63 raw text is: REPRESENTING SADDAM HUSSEIN: THE
IMPORTANCE OF BEING RAMSEY CLARK
Lonnie T. Brown, Jr.*
TABLE OF CONTENTS
I.  INTRODUCTION  .................................... 49
II. WHO IS RAMSEY CLARK?. ............................. 54
A. THE EARLY YEARS ................................. 54
B. PRACTICING LAW IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR ............. 58
C. LAWYER FOR THE UNITED STATES ................... 59
1. Assistant Attorney General: 1961-1965 ........... 59
2. Deputy Attorney General: 1965-1966 ............. 61
3. Attorney General: 1966-1969  ................... 63
D. HOLDING THE SYSTEM ACCOUNTABLE ................ 76
1. Anti-War Activist ............................. 76
2. Social Activist ............................. 81
3. Would-Be Politician  ........................... 89
E. LAWYER FOR THE CONDEMNED ...................... 91
1. Representation of Karl Linnas .................. 94
III. RAMSEY CLARK AND SADDAM HUSSEIN ................. 101
A. THE HISTORY OF THEIR ASSOCIATION ................ 101
B. EXPLANATIONS FOR CLARK'S DECISION TO
REPRESENT HUSSEIN ............................. 107
* Associate Professor of Law, University of Georgia School of Law. B.A., Emory
University, 1986; J.D., Vanderbilt Law School, 1989. I am grateful to my colleague Professor
Walter Hellerstein for his numerous thoughtful comments and suggestions. The Article
benefited greatly from his insights. I would also like to express special gratitude to my three
superb research assistants Pam Brannon, Merritt McAlister, and Rob Snyder, who were each
essential to different aspects of this project. Finally, I would be remiss ifI did not thank my
wife Kim for her constant support, encouragement, and willingness to read and re-read a
seemingly unending parade of drafts.

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