Deaths Elsewhere

Deaths Elsewhere

August 28, 2005

Clarence C. Newcomer, 82, who as a federal judge in Philadelphia for more than three decades won a reputation for no-nonsense jurisprudence in hundreds of cases ranging from civil rights to organized crime to baseball cards, died of melanoma Monday at his home in Stone Harbor, N.J.

Among his noteworthy cases were a 1993 ruling that a law firm violated the civil rights of a female associate who was denied promotion to partner, a 1997 ruling that states cannot pay new residents lower welfare benefits than longtime residents, and a 1980 case that ended a baseball-card trading monopoly.

He criticized Philadelphia police in 1985 for their roundup of Spanish-speaking residents after the death of an officer, calling the conduct "disgraceful."

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