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Georgia Supreme disbars Atlanta civil rights lawyer

The Georgia Supreme Court disbarred an Atlanta civil rights lawyer known for his outspoken opposition to capital punishment and racial bias in the criminal justice system.

“Sometimes when you call it like it is, you get punished,” the 85-year-old Farmer said. “There’s no doubt that’s exactly what happened here.”

Farmer began practicing law in Georgia in 1967. He represented numerous death-row inmates, at times getting their sentences overturned. 

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