Lawyers: Harassment in the South

It was no small sacrifice for Attorney Richard B. Sobol to help defend Gary Duncan, a Negro boat captain accused of cruelty to juveniles in Plaquemines Parish, La. To handle Duncan's case and to aid other Southern Negroes, Sobol gave up a comfortable $24,000-a-year post with a top Washington, D.C., law firm and joined a group of attorneys who are serving the civil rights movement.

Following standard procedure, Sobol, who had not been admitted to the Louisiana bar, argued the Plaquemines case in association with a local lawyer. After appearing four times...

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