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Mar 20, 2020

News Brief — Crusading Capital Defense Lawyer Millard Farmer Dies at 85

NEWS (3/​20/​20): Georgia — Crusading civ­il rights and death-penal­ty defense lawyer Millard Farmer (pic­tured, left, in 1980), age 85, has died. Farmer, a relent­less fight­er against racism and dis­crim­i­na­tion, devel­oped a con­tro­ver­sial style of lit­i­ga­tion he called con­flic­tion­eer­ing,” in which he took direct aim at judges, pros­e­cu­tors, and law enforce­ment offi­cials whose big­otry he believed was pro­mot­ing or pro­tect­ing unjust appli­ca­tion of the crim­i­nal laws.