Litigation: The Champion

While leading countless assaults against Birmingham's racial barriers, a Baptist preacher named Fred L. Shuttlesworth has suffered four bad beatings, had his home bombed, and been arrested 22 times for everything from speeding to parading without a permit. Shuttlesworth, 43, believes in fighting every case just as far as he can. His belligerence has already taken him to the U.S. Supreme Court eight times—which makes him the most litigious individual in the court's 176-year history.

Last week the court reversed a Shuttlesworth criminal conviction for the fifth time, a record that all but...

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