Clive StafforD Smith

  • Lorelei Guillory’s six-year-old son Jeremy was murdered by one of my clients, Ricky Langley. I was working for a charity in Louisiana at the time, and I was preparing for his trial when I met Lorelei. She was obviously heartbroken at the death of her child, but more than anything else she ...

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  • Two nights ago I watched The Railway Man at a local film festival. Afterwards, one of the writers, Andy Paterson, was being interviewed by Jon Ronson, the curator of the event. They discussed how Colin Firth’s character, Eric Lomax, had suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a ...

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  • Thursday's landmark decision by the Pakistani high court in Peshawar is a remarkable document: Chief Justice Dost Muhammad Khan examines the US use of drones against Pakistan's tribal areas and reaches several conclusions that, while obvious to most sensible observers, seem to have eluded American ...

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