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Great Closing Arguments: Clarence Darrow

One of America’s greatest trial attorneys was Clarence Darrow.  And his 7-hour closing argument in the case of Henry Sweet (tried before future SCOTUS Justice Frank Murphy)  is seen as a landmark in the Civil Rights movement, and was included in the book ‘Speeches that Changed the World,’ according to Wikipedia.

Read Darrow’s masterpiece here.