Entity | William Kunstler

William Kunstler
William Moses Kunstler (July 7, 1919 – September 4, 1995) was an American lawyer and civil rights activist, known for defending the Chicago Seven. Kunstler was an active member of the National Lawyers Guild, a board member of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the co-founder of the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR), the "leading gathering place for radical lawyers in the country." Kunstler's defense of the Chicago Seven from 1969 to 1970 led The New York Times to label him "the country's most controversial and, perhaps, its best-known lawyer". Kunstler is also well known for defending members of the Revolutionary Communist Party, Catonsville Nine, Black Panther Party, Weather Underground Organization, the Attica Prison rioters, Meir Kahane assassin El Sayyid Nosair, and the American Indian Movement. He also won a de facto segregation case regarding the District of Columbia's public schools and "disinterred, singlehandedly" the concept of federal criminal removal jurisdiction in the 1960s. Kunstler refused to defend right-wing groups, such as the Minutemen, on the grounds that "I only defend those whose goals I share. I'm not a lawyer for hire. I only defend those I love."
Read more at Wikipedia...

Born: 1919, New York City
Died: 1995, Manhattan

Alternate Names: Kunstler, William M. (William Moses), 1919-1995, Kunstler, William Moses, 1919- ., Kunstler, William Moses, 1919-1995, Kunstler, William, Kunstler, William M. 1919-1995, William M. Kunstler, Kunstler, William Moses, Kunstler, William, 1919-, Kunstler, William M. (William Moses), Kunstler, William M., William Moses Kunstler
Occupation(s): lawyer, actor, Lawyers, Radicals, Teachers
Associated Place(s): United States