Former Vice President Walter Mondale speaks at a Georgetown University Law Center discussion last week. He is one of several prominent individuals calling for better legal representation for the poor. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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Sergei Magnitsky's mother, Nataliya Magnitskaya, holds a photo of her late son in 2009. Alexander Zemlianichenko/Associated Press hide caption

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Iowa Supreme Court Justice David Wiggins, right, faces a retention vote Nov. 6. Charlie Neibergall/AP hide caption

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