Graphing Michael Jackson's lawyers

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Graphing Michael Jackson's lawyers

Mon Jun 29, 2009 @ 04:34PM PST

By Eriq Gardner

Bitter Lawyer has a neat post up that summarizes Michael Jackson's greatest legal hits by pointing out the army of attorneys who have kept the King of Pop out of trouble—and in some cases, out of prison.

The post has some interesting tidbits, like Jackson performing Best Man duties at John Branca's first wedding and Bob Sanger talking to Jackson about psychology, Freud and Jung, Hawthorne, sociology, black history and sociology dealing with race issues.

We took the pleasure of using Bitter Lawyer's list to create a visualization of the many degrees of Michael Jackson's legal connections:


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