Lawyers: There Is No Better Than Me

A few weeks ago, Lawyer Percy Foreman wearily confided to a friend that James Earl Ray would be his last client in a criminal case. From now on, said Foreman, he would confine his activities to only a few civil suits. "I am 66 years old," he explained, "and I don't need money. So why should I expose myself to the agony of criminal cases?" Last week, however, after successfully copping a controversial plea for Ray, Foreman was obviously feeling perkier; he denied categorically that he had any notion of retiring from...

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