Leonard Weinglass

Leonard Irving Weinglass was a U.S. criminal defense lawyer and constitutional law advocate. He championed a number of liberal and radical causes during the counterculture era. He died on March 23, 2011, aged 78, from pancreatic cancer, in New York City.

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Summary Leonard WeinglassLeonard Irving Weinglass was a U.S. criminal defense lawyer and constitutional law advocate. He championed a number of liberal and radical causes during the counterculture era. He was the lead defense attorney for Mumia Abu-Jamal for several years. He died on March 23, 2011, aged 78, from pancreatic cancer, in New York City.

He served as a captain judge advocate in the United States Air Force from 1959 to 1961. He taught criminal trial advocacy at the University of Southern California Law School from 1974 to 1976, and at the Peoples College of Law, in Los Angeles, California from1974 to 1975.