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Attorney Johnnie Cochran Dies

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Attorney Johnnie Cochran Dies

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Attorney Johnnie Cochran Dies

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Defense attorney Johnnie Cochran, shown here at the Essence Awards in 2003, gained celebrity in the 1995 murder trial of O.J. Simpson. Reuters hide caption

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Johnnie Cochran, the attorney who gained fame as O.J. Simpson's defense lawyer in 1995, has died at age 67. Cochran's family says he had a brain tumor.

Michele Norris talks about Cochran's life and career with Connie Rice, a Los Angeles civil rights attorney who is co-founder and co-director of the Advancement Project. Rice says Cochran was very fair as a prosecutor and never left behind his smaller, unknown clients.

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