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Matsch handled McVeigh, Nichols trials

Originally Published: August 12, 2004
Associated Press

DENVER -- A no-nonsense federal judge who presided over the Oklahoma City bombing trials now has another high-profile case in his courtroom: the civil suit filed against NBA star Kobe Bryant by the woman accusing him of sexual assault.

U.S. District Judge Richard Matsch is best known for handling the trials of Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols in the 1995 Oklahoma City case. But in 30 years on the bench, he also presided over a protracted school busing case, the trials of anti-Semitic militants ...

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