Scruggs beefs up legal team ahead of appeal hearing

Former Oxford attorney Richard F. “Dickie” Scruggs is back in Lafayette County to help prepare for his 2009 conviction appeal.

Scruggs, 65, arrived in Oxford last week and is housed at the Lafayette County Detention Center near the U.S. District Courthouse, where Senior Judge Glen H. Davidson will hear arguments in the case beginning March 26.

Friday, Scruggs’ already all-star legal team was bolstered by Charles Issacharoff, a constitutional law specialist at New York University School of Law and former professor at Harvard, Columbia and University of Texas law schools.

Issacharoff, a Yale Law School graduate, has written extensively about the law of the political process and democracy.

Daily Journal
3/19/12