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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014.
By United Press International

Hasan declines to present defense in Fort Hood shooting

KILLEEN, Texas, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- U.S. Army Maj. Nidal Hasan declined to present a defense Wednesday after prosecutors rested in his military trial for the 2009 Fort Hood massacre.

Nidal Hasan wants jury to know he is 'forced' to wear Army uniform

FORT HOOD, Texas, July 9 (UPI) -- Maj. Nidal Hasan, charged with the massacre at Fort Hood, Texas, said Tuesday he wants jurors to know he is being "forced" to wear a U.S. Army uniform.
Hasan says he may hire Ramsey Clark to defend him

Hasan says he may hire Ramsey Clark to defend him

FORT HOOD, Texas, July 2 (UPI) -- U.S. Army Maj. Nidal Hasan told a military judge he may hire former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark to defend him in his court-martial on murder charges.

Battle over Geronimo relics continues

WASHINGTON, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Descendants of Geronimo say they aren't giving up their legal effort to find out once and for all if the venerable Apache chief's remains are ensconced at Yale.
Tapes say LBJ suspected Nixon of treason

Tapes say LBJ suspected Nixon of treason

AUSTIN , Texas, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- Prior to the 1968 U.S. presidential election, President Lyndon Johnson suspected his eventual successor, Richard Nixon, of treason, LBJ tapes reveal.

U.S. attorney: Hussein trial unfair

BAGHDAD, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- A former U.S. attorney general representing Saddam Hussein was ejected from the Baghdad courtroom before Saddam's verdict and sentence were read.

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, Dec. 29, the 363rd day of 2005 with two to follow.
By United Press International

Major mood swings seen in Saddam at trial

BAGHDAD, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- In his first full day on trial for the deaths of 143 people, former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein exhibited major mood swings, CNN reported Tuesday.

Saddam trial hears of village massacre

BAGHDAD, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- A witness at the trial of deposed Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein testified Monday of seeing 148 people killed in an Iraqi village in 1982 on government orders.

U.S. lawyer plots Saddam's trial delays

BAGHDAD, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- The defense team for the genocide and war crimes trial of former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein is being coached to seek delays by a former U.S. attorney general.

Saddam Hussein's trial adjourns for a week

BAGHDAD, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- The massacre trial of former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein opened in Baghdad Monday, but was adjourned for a week to find replacement defense lawyers.

Arrests in plot against Saddam trial judge

KIRKUK, Iraq, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- Iraqi authorities in the northern city of Kirkuk are holding eight men charged with plotting to kill a judge in the trial of former dictator Saddam Hussein.

Tens of thousands protest war in capitol

WASHINGTON, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Tens of thousands of opponents of the war in Iraq traveled to Washington for a massive demonstration in front of the White House Saturday.

Head of Saddam defense committee quits

AMMAN, Jordan, July 6 (UPI) -- The Committee for Defending Saddam Hussein has turned over full control of the defense to a group headed by former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark.
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Former U.S attorney general Ramsey Clark speaks during a news conference on the formation of an Emergency Committee on Iraq at the National Press Club in Washington on June 15, 2005. Ramsey also discuss his preparations to defend former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein and other Iraqi officials. (UPI Photo/Kamenko Pajic)
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William Ramsey Clark (born December 18, 1927) is a lawyer and former United States Attorney General. He worked for the U.S. Department of Justice, which included service as the 66th United States Attorney General under President Lyndon B. Johnson. Ramsey is known for his advocacy for civil and human rights causes. He is also known for his role as defense attorney in the trials of Slobodan Milosevic and Saddam Hussein. He was a recipient of the Gandhi Peace Award and the Peace Abbey Courage of Conscience Award.

Clark was born in Dallas, Texas to Mary Jane Ramsey and Tom C. Clark, who was also a United States Attorney General and a justice of the Supreme Court. Clark served in the United States Marine Corps in 1945 and 1946, then earned a B.A. degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 1949, and an M.A. and a J.D. from the University of Chicago in 1950.

He was admitted to the Texas bar in 1950, and to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States in 1956. From 1951 to 1961, Clark was an associate and partner in the law firm of Clark, Reed and Clark.

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