Louisiana Loses A Champion Of Justice -By Radley Balko


Longtime criminal defense attorney Sam Dalton died this morning. He likely knew more about Louisiana’s criminal-justice system than anyone alive. He was a walking institution, a wry philosopher and a titan of justice.

Dalton practiced criminal law in the state for more than 60 years. He represented the indigent, the outcast and the condemned. He was also an outspoken supporter of the civil rights movement and championed criminal-justice reform for decades before it was popular. Toward the end of his life, he led an effort to rein in the state’s rampant prosecutorial misconduct.

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