The Kennedys: Back from Chappaquiddick

After a month's hiatus, all of the unanswered questions were due to take shape again this week as the Massachusetts Supreme Court meets to consider whether—and on what ground rules—an inquest will be held into the death of Mary Jo Kopechne. Yet the issues of the case have been more psychological and political than legal. Ever since Edward Kennedy's black sedan dropped off the Dike Bridge on Chappaquiddick on July 18, the question of guilt or innocence—or at least a sort of non-guilt—has been tried in the national mind, and in Kennedy's....

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