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Clarence Darrow

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Clarence Darrow, arguing for his clients Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb, as he appeared on their behalf in a Chicago courtroom.

Darrow stunned the prosecution when he agreed to plead his clients "guilty" instead of "not guilty."  His strategy paid off as Darrow argued for a sentence of life imprisonment instead of death.


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Image online, courtesy Cook County Historical Society.

 

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