Malcolm Brogdon (Indiana Pacers) with a 3-pointer vs the Boston Celtics, 02/26/2021
Malcolm Brogdon (Indiana Pacers) with a 3-pointer vs the Boston Celtics, 02/26/2021
WHITEHORSE — Yukon residents will head to the polls on Monday for Canada's fifth election held during the COVID-19 pandemic.When the legislature was dissolved, the Liberals held a majority followed by the Yukon Party and the NDP.Liberal Leader Sandy Silver, who was first elected in 2011, led the party to a surprise election win in 2016, going from the only elected representative to leading the party's second-ever majority government."People wanted change," he said in a recent interview about the win. "The first year, we were feeding from the fire hose … I was the only member of my team at that point that had any legislative experience."Silver pointed to his government's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic and the recent territorial budget, which estimated the GDP would grow by 7.9 per cent in 2021, as reasons voters should choose to keep his party in power."Now is not the time to change courses," he said. "We're in a good place, we've balanced the budget and now is not the time to retrain a bunch of (members of the legislative assembly)." The Liberals' win brought an end to 14 years of Yukon Party rule, relegating the party to the Official Opposition.Currie Dixon, a former member of the legislature, was chosen as the party's new leader in 2020, marking a return to politics for someone who was once one of Canada's youngest cabinet ministers."The current government has said the right things," he said. "But where we've noticed Yukoners are left asking for more is on action. We want to deliver action, for a change."If elected, Dixon said the party will take actions including reversing cuts to the territory's business relief program, freezing power rates for two years and enhancing tourism funding in the first 100 days in office.The territory's spending and debt have risen during the Liberals' time in power and the Yukon Party is concerned about repaying that debt, Dixon said.Dixon also criticized the decision to hold an election as the territory works through its vaccination rollout."We think it was driven by self-interest," he said.Silver disputed that characterization."Was it the intent of calling the election at this time? No," he said. "We had the Opposition calling for the election since August. Every second question in the legislative assembly was, 'When are you going to call the election?' "Newfoundland and Labrador, Saskatchewan, British Columbia and New Brunswick have all held provincial votes during the pandemic. In every case, the result was a majority government for the party that held power heading in to the campaign.The New Democrats, Yukon's third party, and its leader Kate White are advertising themselves as the progressive alternative to the two main parties.White has led the NDP since 2019, and has been an elected representative since 2011."The goal for the election is a fundamental shift," she said. "The pandemic has really done a good job of highlighting where those gaps exist ... this is an opportunity to look forward to the future that we want."White said an NDP government would freeze rents and improve access to health care.The NDP previously led the territory for 12 years between 1985 and 2000, but hasn't been able to do so since the turn of the century.However, White said the party is focused on winning a majority government.— By Nick Wells in VancouverThis report by The Canadian Press was first published April 10, 2021. The Canadian Press
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WASHINGTON — Former President Donald Trump insists he's enjoying his life off Twitter. The press releases his aides fire off on an increasingly frequent basis are more “elegant,” he says. Plus there's no risk of backlash for retweeting unsavoury accounts. But since Trump was barred from major social media channels after helping incite the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, his power to shape the national conversation is being tested. Trump transformed from a reality television star to a politician and president by bending the tools of communication and the media to his will. He still connects with his supporters through his releases and appearances on Fox News and other conservative outlets, where he repeats misinformation about the 2020 election. And he remains a powerful force in the Republican Party, with a starring role Saturday at a Republican National Committee event at his Mar-a-Lago club in Florida. Still, the sway over American life he once enjoyed appears to be eroding — at least for now. “It’ll never be the same for Trump unless he’s a candidate again," said Harold Holzer, an historian who is director of Hunter College's Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute and wrote a book about presidents and the press. “I don’t think it's unnatural for coverage to diminish. I'm sure it’s tough on his ego, given how much oxygen he sucks up and how much ink he generates, but it's not unnatural for an ex-president to get less attention.” It's been a dramatic adjustment nonetheless. Trump’s tweets used to drive the news cycle, with CNN, MSNBC and Fox News often spending dozens of hours a week combined displaying his missives, according to a GDELT analysis of television news archives. Since he was barred from Twitter and other platforms, Trump can no longer speak directly to large swaths of his audience and must now rely on his supporters and conservative and mainstream media to amplify his messages. To compensate for the ongoing blackout, Trump aides have been pumping out statements and endorsements that often sound just like the tweets he used to dictate. “Happy Easter to ALL, including the Radical Left CRAZIES who rigged our Presidential Election, and want to destroy our Country!” read one sent from his political action committee. (“Happy Easter!” was the more subdued version offered by his official government office.) At the same time, Trump has been ramping up his appearances on conservative media — even sitting down with his daughter-in-law for her online program. But few of those comments have reverberated as mainstream outlets, long criticized for allowing Trump to dictate coverage, have become increasingly wary of repeating his falsehoods, especially pertaining to the 2020 election. While Trump still garners coverage, Google search results for his name are at their lowest point since 2015, as noted this week by The Washington Post. And on late night TV, some have tried to scrub him out entirely, with “Late Show” host Stephen Colbert refusing to say his name. After five years of wall-to-wall Trump, the contrast is jarring. "He was unlike any prior president in the amount of oxygen he sucked up. But he increasingly resembles many former president in how little oxygen he now gets," said Ari Fleischer, who served as press secretary to George W. Bush. While that is the reality for any former president, Fleischer argued that Trump continues to “loom large” in the party and could return to the spotlight if he chooses to run again. And though his dominance of cable news has dropped precipitously from its peak in fall 2016, when he was mentioned tens of thousands of times a month, per GDELT data, he remains a presence on cable news channels nonetheless. “Two months out of office, he’s still roughly where he was in March of last year when the pandemic largely displaced him,” said Kalev Leetaru, the project's creator. “It shows that even two months out of office, he’s still looming large.” While most of Trump's statements garner relatively little coverage, some, like one that blasted Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell as “a dour, sullen, and unsmiling political hack,” dominated news coverage, with CNN, in particular, running with it for more than 44 minutes. “President Trump is the greatest news generator in American history," Trump spokesman Jason Miller said, insisting, "There was never this type of media interest in the post-Presidential careers of Clinton, Bush or Obama.” Others see it differently. “I think he lost all momentum when he got pulled from the platforms. Politics is about momentum and he has none now,” said presidential historian Douglas Brinkley. While Trump has tried to inject himself into news coverage, Brinkley said his comments are largely treated as add-ons to coverage focused on other matters. “Where it used to be he was shooting tweets like Zeus, they were like thunderbolts from up high, and now it's little squeaks from the mouse of Mar-a-Lago,” he said. Yet Trump remains a commanding figure for the Republican Party. His endorsement is highly coveted heading into the 2022 Republican primaries. And he continues to publicly flirt with running again for president in 2024. And Holzer believes Trump could reemerge if he is allowed to rejoin Twitter or goes through with much-hyped plans to launch his own social media outlet, as aides have said he is still considering. GOP strategist Alex Conant argued Trump's power “is waning by the day" as other Republicans make plans to run in 2024, and said Trump could be taking a more strategic approach if he wants to remain part of the daily conversation. "When you're president of the United States, it's very easy to insert yourself into every news cycle. But once you've left office, it has to be more strategic," Conant said, arguing Trump could have announced a book, sat for primetime interviews, or delivered a series of major speeches about the future of the party. Fleischer, too, argued Trump could have greater influence by following in the footsteps of presidents Bush and Obama, whose statements garner attention because they are rare. “The risk for a former president is you risk starting to be seen as former senators or former congressman or contributors who are on TV on a somewhat regular basis. A former president should be at an elevated posture," he said. "But Donald Trump has always done things differently with some success.” Jill Colvin, The Associated Press
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Former President Donald Trump sought to position himself as the Republican Party kingmaker on Saturday, telling party donors he will help them win seats in 2022 congressional elections but shed no new light on whether he will seek a second term in 2024. Trump played host to a dinner at his Mar-a-Lago Club for Republican National Committee donors who are spending the weekend charting the future course of the party in Palm Beach, Florida. "We are gathered tonight to talk about the future of the Republican Party - and what we must do to set our candidates on a course to victory," Trump said, according to a prepared text of his speech to the group seen by Reuters.
Hideki Matsuyama showed he could handle Augusta National when he first showed up as a 19-year-old amateur. Ten years later, the Japanese star put himself on the cusp of a green jacket Saturday at the Masters. In a stunning turnaround after storms doused the course, Matsuyama had four birdies, an eagle and a superb par at the end of a 7-under 65, turning a three-shot deficit into a four-shot lead as he tries to become the first Japanese player to win a major.
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As COVID-19 vaccine supplies ramp up across the country, most provinces and territories have released details of who can expect to receive a shot in the coming weeks. The military commander handling logistics for Canada's vaccine distribution program says there will be enough vaccine delivered to give a first dose before Canada Day to every adult who wants one. Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin says that's if provinces follow the advice to delay second doses up to four months.He also cautions that it is dependent on having no production delays again.Health Canada anticipates a total of 36.5 million doses from Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and the AstraZeneca vaccine from the Serum Institute of India by June 30. Canadian provinces have suspended use of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine in people under age 55, acting on an advisory committee's concerns about a possible link between the shot and rare blood clots.Dr. Heather Morrison, P.E.I.'s chief medical officer of health, said the risk of developing a serious problem after being immunized is "very, very low."She said people who received the AstraZeneca vaccine should look for symptoms such as shortness of breath, chest pain, leg swelling, persistent abdominal pain, sudden onset of severe or persistent headache or blurred vision and skin bruising elsewhere than the site of vaccination, developing four to 20 days after vaccination.There are approximately 31 million Canadians over 16, and no vaccines are approved for anyone younger than 16.Here's a list of the inoculation plans throughout Canada:Newfoundland and LabradorHealth officials say vaccinations have begun for first responders. Pre-registration for COVID-19 vaccines has opened for people aged 70 or older and for home-support workers.Last month Newfoundland and Labrador extended the interval between the first and second doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to four months.Public health officials said the change would help them vaccinate 40,000 more people with a single dose by the end of March. Liberal Leader and incumbent Premier Andrew Furey called the decision a game changer for the province's vaccination prospects.---Nova ScotiaAll Nova Scotians who want a vaccination should be able to get their first shot by late June, chief medical officer of health Dr. Robert Strang announced April 9. The original target was September.Strang also announced that as of April 9, Nova Scotians 65 years of age and older were eligible to receive their first dose — a big expansion of the eligible group. Prior to the changes announced Friday, vaccination appointments were limited to people aged 70 and over. As well, the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine is still available for those 55 to 64 years old.The province is also planning to use mobile van clinics to vaccinate about 900 people who work at or use homeless shelters in the Halifax area.Public health is partnering with pharmacists and doctors to provide the vaccines at 25 locations.Nova Scotia, meanwhile, has added front-line police officers to the list of people eligible for vaccination during the second phase of the province's rollout plan, joining groups such as long-haul truck drivers and hospital workers over the age of 60.---Prince Edward IslandHealth officials in Prince Edward Island say they will shift their focus to getting a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine to all adults by July 1, even if it means delaying the second shot for some.The province is offering the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to people ages 18 to 29 who work in gas stations and convenience or grocery stores.The announcement on March 16 came after the province opened AstraZeneca vaccination appointments a week earlier to young people in the food and beverage sector.---New Brunswick Health officials announced March 18 that people 80 and older, health-care professionals who have close contact with patients, and people with complex medical conditions were eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.People 80 and over, a caregiver or a family member acting on their behalf can make an appointment for a vaccine at a pharmacy.The province says all residents of long-term care homes have been offered at least one dose of vaccine. As of March 19, all residents of First Nations communities who are aged 16 or older were given access to their first dose of vaccine.---Quebec Quebec has expanded access to COVID-19 vaccines to Montrealers who are essential workers or who have chronic illnesses.Essential workers such as teachers and first responders can now book an appointment, and will need to provide proof of employment.Montrealers under the age of 60 with chronic illnesses will be able to receive a vaccine in hospital starting April 12.Quebecers between the ages of 55 and 79 can now receive an Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine at walk-in clinics in the province.Quebec has also opened vaccination appointments for anyone over the age of 60 across the province.Officials announced on April 8 the first 13 companies that will operate clinics in their workplaces, with each site able to vaccinate up to 25,000 people between May and August.Participating companies include National Bank, Bell, and Groupe CH, owner of the Montreal Canadiens NHL team. The clinics will be located in eight different health regions and should be operational by May 1.Montreal's airport authority will partner with Air Canada and Bombardier to create a vaccination hub that will operate two sites at the departure level of the airport terminal and in a nearby Bombardier hangar.---OntarioSome residents of Toronto and Peel Region who are aged 50 and older can now book their COVID-19 vaccine appointments.Toronto says people who live in hot spot neighbourhoods can book an appointment to get their shot, while Peel has opened the bookings for anyone in the age group.Toronto says it will begin to administer the vaccine to those residents on April 12.The Ontario government said beginning in the week of April 5, people aged 60 and over could book their vaccine appointments in every region.Premier Doug Ford has set a goal of getting 40 per cent of Ontarians -- or five million people -- their first dose over the next month.---Manitoba Manitoba is vaccinating people aged 60 and older in the general population, and First Nations people aged 40 and older. Health officials plan to continue to reduce the age minimum age, bit by bit, over the coming months.Manitoba has now given at least one dose to roughly 18 per cent of people aged 18 and older.Dr. Joss Reimer, medical lead of the province's vaccine task force, has said all adults in the province could have a first dose of by the end of June if supplies are steady.There are supersites in cities where people can get vaccines, and pop-up clinics have begun in rural and northern Manitoba communities for people who are eligible. Immunization teams have also been going to more congregate living facilities, such as group homes, to provide vaccines. AstraZeneca is no longer only being used for people 55-64 with underlying health conditions. The doses, available through medical clinics and pharmacies, and are being made available to anyone 65 and over, with an emphasis on people who may have a hard time travelling to supersites.Health officials say the province has capacity to deliver 20,000 doses each day, but are currently hindered by limited supply. They say all vaccines that arrive in the province are used within 10 days.The military has also been deployed to northern Manitoba to help vaccination efforts in 23 remote First Nations. --- SaskatchewanThe Saskatchewan Health Authority is booking vaccinations for residents 55 and older. The minimum age drops to 50 for people living in the Far North. Those deemed to be medically vulnerable and those who have underlying health conditions can also get a shot, but they must wait to receive a letter first. Priority health-care workers are also on the list. The province has opened drive-thru vaccination clinics in communities across the province. In Regina, the drive-thru is only open to residents who are 53 or 54 years old on the date of immunization. Meanwhile, a group of 285 Saskatchewan physicians have banded together to urge the province to expand the vaccine rollout to include all health-care workers, teachers and those at higher risk due to socio-economic or medical risk factors. ---Alberta Anyone born in 1963 or earlier with eligible health conditions can book for vaccine shots, and more birth years are to be added as more vaccine supply arrives.Albertans born in 2005 or earlier with high-risk underlying health conditions became eligible as of April 7.More than 250 pharmacies are offering immunizations and community physicians will be giving shots in their clinics later in April.Additional AstraZeneca vaccine appointments for those aged 55 to 64 are also available through Alberta Health Services in Edmonton and Calgary.Previously, shots have been available to front-line health workers, staff and residents in supportive living facilities, Albertans born in 1956 or earlier and First Nations, Inuit and Metis people born in 1971 or earlier.Alberta has also said it is extending the time between the first dose and the second to four months.Health Minister Tyler Shandro has said the province expects to offer all Albertans 18 and over a first dose of vaccine by the end of June. ---British ColumbiaBritish Columbia has decided to bump up its age-based vaccination plan by offering Oxford-AstraZeneca shots to Lower Mainland residents between the ages of 55 and 65. The move comes after provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry announced a pause on use of the same vaccine for anyone under 55 on the advice of the National Advisory Committee on Immunization over concerns about rare blood clots. Those between 55 and 65 can now call their local pharmacy and book an appointment. Drop-in service may also be an option at more than 150 participating pharmacies.The province had previously accelerated the timeline for the COVID-19 vaccine by allowing people who are "extremely clinically vulnerable" and some seniors to book their shots earlier than expected.That means people at higher risk from COVID-19 due to existing medical conditions, including transplant recipients and those with cancer and severe respiratory conditions, can register for their vaccine.---NunavutNunavut has opened vaccinations to anyone 18 and older.The territory expects to finish its vaccine rollout of first and second doses by the end of April.---Northwest Territories The Northwest Territories is also providing vaccine to those 18 and older and expects to finish its rollout by the end of April. ---YukonYukon said it would receive enough vaccine to immunize 75 per cent of its adult population by the end of March.Priority for vaccinations has been given to residents and staff in long-term care homes, group homes and shelters, as well as health-care workers and personal support workers. People over the age of 80 who are not living in long-term care, and those living in rural and remote communities, including Indigenous Peoples, are also on the priority list for shots.---This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 10, 2021. The Canadian Press Note to readers: This is a corrected story. A previous version said Alberta residents born in 2005 or earlier with high-risk underlying health conditions would become eligible for a vaccine as of April 23. In fact, they became eligible as of April 7.
New York, New York--(Newsfile Corp. - April 10, 2021) - Pomerantz LLP announces that a class action lawsuit has been filed against Ontrak, Inc. ("Ontrak" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: OTRK) and certain of its officers. The class action, filed in the United States District Court for the Central District of California, and docketed under 21-cv-02460, is on behalf of a class consisting of all persons and entities other than Defendants that purchased ...
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Eighty-seven years after a Canadian recorded a hole-in-one in the very first Masters, Corey Conners matched the feat during the third round at Augusta National on Saturday. The effort, the sixth ever ace at the sixth hole in the Masters, helped set up Conners for a possible chance of becoming the second player from north of the border to clinch a Green Jacket, after Mike Weir in 2003. Weir was in the gallery on Saturday proudly wearing his jacket after missing the cut the previous day.
SAN FRANCISCO — Brandon Crawford has a bit of a cult following on his own team: that hair, others envy it. His swing is coveted, too. Crawford delivered the decisive hit for a second straight day, connecting for a three-run homer in the sixth inning as the San Francisco Giants beat the Colorado Rockies 4-3 on Saturday. Crawford also came through with a bases-loaded, two-run double in the seventh of a 3-1 win in Friday's home opener. Starting pitcher Logan Webb used to try to grow out his hair to resemble Crawford's signature shaggy locks. “I’ve done it a couple times, it doesn’t look as good as his,” Webb said. It's not that easy. “A lot of people don't get through the awkward stage where it's kind of in between,” Crawford said with a grin. "The short and long hair and people don't know what to do with it so they end up getting a haircut. Ben Bowden (0-2) relieved Chi Chi González and surrendered consecutive walks to Alex Dickerson and pinch-hitter Wilmer Flores before Crawford's second homer of the season. Ryan McMahon had put the Rockies ahead 3-1 with a two-run homer in the fifth. Dickerson hit an RBI single in the third before Raimel Tapia’s single in the top of the fourth tied it. Tapia was thrown out at second by catcher Buster Posey trying to steal in the sixth — Posey's second such terrific throw on the day. “It’s fun to watch. He’s got an incredible arm back there,” Webb said. “I’ve got to get better at being a little quicker to the plate.” Seeing Posey fully healthy again is reassuring to everybody after right hip surgery in August 2018 that still bothered him the following season. He opted out of the coronavirus-shortened 2020 season to care for adopted premature twin girls. “Feet look great, hips look great, making strong, accurate throws,” manager Gabe Kapler said. “It's been excellent so far.” Webb was done after five innings. He struck out six and walked two, giving up McMahon's homer among his eight hits and three runs. Caleb Baragar (2-0) pitched the sixth for the win. Three relievers later, Jake McGee earned his fourth save overall and second in as many games facing his former Colorado club after recording the final out Friday following Johnny Cueto's 8 2/3-inning gem. González did his job over five innings in making his first 2021 start after a pair of relief appearances. He allowed one run on four hits, struck out one and walked three. “First inning I was a little erratic up the zone,” González said. “I’m happy I settled in. I started commanding the ball a lot better, my fastball, I had those guys off balance the rest of my outing.” SILVER SLUGGER Giants infielder Donovan Solano received his Silver Slugger award as the top-hitting National League second baseman during a pregame ceremony on the field. He batted .326 during the shortened 2020 season with three home runs and 29 RBIs. “I think it's going to mean a lot to Donovan. I think it's going to mean a lot to our hitting coaches and his teammates,” Kapler said. “He's one of our hardest workers.” TRAINER'S ROOM Rockies: Colorado placed INF/OF Chris Owings on the 10-day injured list with a sprained left thumb and manager Bud Black said he would know more Sunday from MRI results. “Last night we were hoping that the swelling would subside and the pain would decrease overnight,” Black said after the game. “He got some treatment this morning. ... We're hoping for just a sprain and nothing else to the joint and the bones.” The Rockies selected the contract of INF Alan Trejo from the club's alternate training site. The Rockies designated LHP Phillip Diehl for assignment. Giants: 3B Evan Longoria returned to the lineup after sitting out Friday's home opener with side effects from the one-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. ... 2B Tommy La Stella made his home Giants debut and batted leadoff after missing two games with stiffness in his upper back. UP NEXT Rockies RHP German Márquez starts Sunday's series finale after going 2-0 with a 2.03 ERA in two starts last season vs. San Francisco, which counters with RHP Anthony DeSclafani (0-0, 1.80 ERA) making his second start of the year. ___ More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/hub/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Janie McCauley, The Associated Press
NEW YORK — Ramsey Clark, the attorney general in the Johnson administration who became an outspoken activist for unpopular causes and a harsh critic of U.S. policy, has died. He was 93. Clark, whose father, Tom Clark, was attorney general and U.S. Supreme Court justice, died on Friday at his Manhattan home, a family member, Sharon Welch, announced to media outlets including The New York Times and The Washington Post. After serving in President Lyndon Johnson’s Cabinet in 1967 and ’68, Clark set up a private law practice in New York in which he championed civil rights, fought racism and the death penalty, and represented declared foes of the United States including former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic and Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman. He also defended former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein. New York civil rights attorney Ron Kuby, who worked with Clark on numerous cases, called the death “very, very sad in a season of losses." “The progressive legal community has lost its elder dean and statesman," Kuby said. “Over many generations, Ramsey Clark was a principled voice, conscience and a fighter for civil and human rights." In courtrooms around the country Clark defended antiwar activists. In the court of public opinion, he charged the United States with militarism and arrogance, starting with the Vietnam War and continuing with Grenada, Libya, Panama and the Gulf War. When Clark visited Iraq after Operation Desert Storm and returned to accuse the United States of war crimes, Newsweek dubbed him the Jane Fonda of the Gulf War. Clark said he only wanted the United States to live up to its ideals. “If you don’t insist on your government obeying the law, then what right do you have to demand it of others?” he said. The lanky, soft-spoken Texan went to Washington in 1961 as a New Frontiersman in President John F. Kennedy’s Justice Department. He was 39 when Johnson made him attorney general in 1967, the second youngest ever — Robert Kennedy had been 36. Supreme Court Justice Tom Clark, who had been Harry Truman’s attorney general before he joined the high court in 1949, swore in his son as attorney general, then retired to avoid the appearance of conflict of interest. Ramsey Clark said his work at Justice drew him into the civil rights revolution, which he called “the noblest quest of the American people in our time.” He also maintained opposition to the death penalty and wiretapping, defended the right of dissent and criticized FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover when no one else in government would dare take him on. But as Johnson’s attorney general, Clark had the job of prosecuting Dr. Benjamin Spock for counselling Vietnam-era youths to resist the draft, a position with which he sympathized. “We won the case, that was the worst part,” he said years later. The Dallas-born Clark, who did a hitch in the Marine Corps in 1945-46, moved his family to New York in 1970 and set up a pro bono-oriented practice. He said then that he and his partners were limiting their annual personal incomes to $50,000, a figure he did not always achieve. “Money’s not an interest of mine,” he said, but at the same time he was meeting steep medical bills for his daughter, Ronda, who was born with severe disabilities. He and his wife, Georgia, who were married in 1949, also had a son, Thomas, a lawyer. Clark took one shot at elective office, losing the 1976 Democratic Senate primary to Daniel P. Moynihan. Clark’s client list included such peace and disarmament activists as the Harrisburg 7 and the Plowshares 8. Abroad, he represented dissidents in Iran, Chile, the Philippines and Taiwan, and skyjackers in the Soviet Union. He was an advocate for Soviet and Syrian Jews, but outraged many Jews over other clients. He defended a Nazi prison camp guard fighting extradition, and the Palestine Liberation Organization in a lawsuit over the slaying of a cruise ship passenger by hijackers. There were usually two to three dozen active cases on Clark’s legal calendar, and about 100 more in the background. Capital punishment cases were a staple. “We talk about civil liberties,” he said. “We have the largest prison population per capita on Earth. The world’s greatest jailer is the freest country on Earth?” The Associated Press
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