Lawyer keeps even the most loathed criminals off death row

Judy Clarke has defended Susan Smith, Ted Kaczynski, Eric Rudolph and, for a time, Zacarias Moussaoui in capital cases..

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Judy Clarke is considered the nation's foremost expert in defending capital casesShe has helped keep Susan Smith, Ted Kaczynski and others off death rowClarke has been appointed to defend Jared Lee LoughnerLoughner allegedly killed a judge, tried to assassinate a member of Congress

(CNN) -- There was nothing flashy about Judy Clarke, nothing to announce, "Here's the high-profile criminal attorney," as she stood in court Monday beside the man accused in the Arizona rampage killings.

But Clarke is, perhaps, the best defense lawye