Judy Clare Clarke – American criminal defense attorney.
|Born||1952 (age 61–62)
Asheville, North Carolina
|Education||Furman University (B.A.)
University of South Carolina School of Law (J.D.)
|Occupation||Criminal Defense Attorney|
|Spouse(s)||Thomas H. Speedy Rice|
|Parents||Harry Wilson Clarke & Patsy Clarke|
In 1996, she was appointed co-counsel for the unabomber suspect, Theodore Kaczynski, in federal court in Sacramento, Cal.
In 2000, she was appointed to represent Buford O. Furrow, the Aryan Nations member, accused of the Los Angeles Jewish Community Center shooting, and the fatal shooting of a Filipino-American postal worker in 1999.
In 2002, she was appointed co-counsel for 9/11 suspect, Zacarias Moussaoui, in United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. Clarke acted as a consultant to the defense. Moussaoui ultimately plead guilty.
In 2004 she was appointed lead counsel for Eric Rudolph who was charged in the fatal bombing at the Olympics in 1996 and other bombings a year later. Clarke and the defense tried to suppress evidence, but that motion was denied.
Jared Lee Loughner
On January 10, 2011, the United States district court in Phoenix, Arizona assigned Clarke as defense counsel to Jared Lee Loughner, of the January 8, 2011 Tucson, Arizona shooting. On August 7, 2012, Clarke brokered a deal sparing Loughner’s life in exchange for a guilty plea to 19 counts, including the wounding of then congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.