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Michael Smith, a Voice for Justice Reform, Is Dead at 78

After leaving Vera, Mr. Smith taught at the University of Wisconsin Law School in Madison until 2009. In addition to his wife, whom he met when she was a law professor there, he is survived by his son, Graham; his daughter, Charlotte Smith; a stepson, Kinkaid Kruse-Frink; a stepdaughter, Evelyn Rose Livermore; and a sister, Catherine Sheridan Smith.