Trials: Two for the Accused

Before the law, Sirhan Bishara Sirhan and James Earl Ray are simply the accused—no more. Last week, in London and Los Angeles, both men moved to protect their rights under the law by retaining topflight attorneys.

No Hippodrome. For a few days it looked as if Sirhan's trial on charges of assassinating Senator Robert F. Kennedy might become a hippodrome. Four Jordanian lawyers announced that they would fly to the U.S. to assist in the defense of their countryman Sirhan. But before week's end, the Jordanians, under pressure from their own government, had...

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