You choose, we deliver
If you are interested in this story, you might be interested in others from The Journal Gazette. Go to www.journalgazette.net/newsletter and pick the subjects you care most about. We'll deliver your customized daily news report at 3 a.m. Fort Wayne time, right to your email.

U.S.

  • Obama hosts India’s Modi for a White House dinner of water-only
    WASHINGTON – Once shunned by the United States, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi rode a wave of enthusiasm and popular support Monday to the White House, where he kicked off a two-day visit with President Barack Obama.
  • Officials confirm first Ebola case diagnosed in US
    DALLAS – A patient being treated at a Dallas hospital has tested positive for Ebola, the first case of the disease to be diagnosed in the United States, federal health officials announced Tuesday.
  • Secret Service head takes heat for WH breach
    WASHINGTON – Facing blistering criticism from Congress, Secret Service Director Julia Pierson acknowledged on Tuesday that her agency failed in executing its plan to protect the White House when a man with a knife entered the
Advertisement

Lewinsky lawyer Ginsburg dies at 70

Ginsburg

– William H. Ginsburg, who was Monica Lewinsky’s first lawyer during the sex scandal involving President Bill Clinton, has died. He was 70.

Ginsburg was surrounded by his entire family at his home in the Sherman Oaks section of Los Angeles when he died of cancer Monday, according to his daughter-in-law, Virginia Ginsburg.

Ginsburg was a longtime medical malpractice attorney and a friend of Lewinsky’s father, a doctor, when he agreed to represent her in 1998.

Lewinsky, a former White House intern, was facing accusations that she lied under oath about having sex with Clinton. She received immunity from prosecution and testified before a grand jury.

Clinton, who famously proclaimed, “I did not have sexual relations with that woman,” was acquitted after being impeached for allegedly lying about his relations with Lewinsky.

Ginsburg was criticized for at first advising Lewinsky to turn down an immunity offer.

He also was criticized for aggressive statements attacking independent counsel Kenneth Starr, who was pursuing the Clinton case.

In other cases, Ginsburg represented a doctor accused of covering up the cause of Liberace’s death from AIDS, and the doctor who examined Loyola Marymount basketball star Hank Gathers just before his sudden on-court death in 1990.

Advertisement