Johnnie Cochran

April 2005
People;4/11/2005, Vol. 63 Issue 14, p81
At his death from a brain tumor, on March 29, 2005, Johnnie Cochran was known by almost everyone as one of the country's most prominent attorneys. That in itself was a remarkable accomplishment for the grandson of a Louisiana sharecropper. To be sure, his fame rested on his skillful raising of racial issues in getting O.J. Simpson acquitted of murder.


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