National Affairs: In Detroit

In Detroit there opened the trial of eleven accused Negroes and at the table reserved for defense counsel appeared that baggy figure in grey, with his hands in his pockets, that has become such a landmark in the public eye. Clarence Darrow, in his eternal grey suit, with his hands thrust in his pockets, was sporting a bright blue shirt, white collar, black tie.

That week barely a beginning was made in selecting a jury. A special venire of 150 was called; only 65 appeared; 37 asked to be excused; 14 were excused for...

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