FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2012, file photo, federal defense attorneys Sabrina Shroff, left, and Jerrod Thompson Hicks exit Manhattan federal court, in New York where they were representing Mustafa Kamel ... more 
FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2012, file photo, federal defense attorneys Sabrina Shroff, left, and Jerrod Thompson Hicks exit Manhattan federal court, in New York where they were representing Mustafa Kamel Mustafa, charged with conspiring to set up a terrorist training camp in Oregon and of helping abduct 16 hostages, two of them American tourists, in Yemen in 1998. It can be an uncomfortable life for any defense attorney representing unpopular clients, but lawyers who agree to speak on behalf of people accused of plotting to kill Americans in terrorist attacks walk difficult road. But representing every client, regardless of the crime, is the “very essence of being a federal defender," said Shroff, an assistant federal defender. (AP Photo/ Louis Lanzano, File) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Louis Lanzano, File
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