Judy Clarke: Jared Lee Loughner's Legendary Lawyer

01/12/2011 01:43 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

When he made his appearance in court on Monday, Jared Lee Loughner, 22, stood next to a woman a head taller than he is. Judy Clarke, 58, embodies his biggest chance at beating a potential death penalty. Loughner's court-appointed public defender is, in fact, a legend among defense attorneys, not for her ability to win acquittals but for her often confounding and unpopular rescues of people who seemed destined to receive capital punishment.

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