Criminal Justice: End for a Klan Klawyer

CRIMINAL JUSTICE End for a Klan Klawyer Whenever Ku Klux Klansmen needed legal aid in Mississippi, they invariably turned to Lawyer Travis Buckley. A cocky, stocky, pugnacious little man with jug ears, Buckley, 35, was chief defense attorney in last October's trial of Imperial Wizard Sam Bowers, Neshoba County Sheriff Lawrence Rainey, and the 17 others accused of conspiring to kill three civil rights workers in 1964. Bowers and six co-defendants were convicted, but Buckley filed an appeal that has kept them all out of jail. Next on his agenda was the...

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