Law: Darrow Flayed

In Cleveland, 200 ambitious, attentive young men, about to be sworn in as attorneys, listened to the words of a grim jurist in a shovel-tail coat—a gentleman whose pointed head, lean yellow face and sardonic lip bristle gave him a Mephistophelian air, but whose words were admonitory, noble, penetrating. He—Chief Justice Carrington T. Marshall of the Ohio Supreme court—was flaying the professional ethics of Clarence D arrow, famed champion of Leopold, Loeb and the Ape. Said he, referring to the Scopes trial (TIME, July 6 et seq.) :

"The law of that case...

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