Nation: Free Speech or Conspiracy?

On the screen in black and white with the sound track of Bach's "Sheep May Safely Graze," the line of young men one after another touched their draft cards to a flickering candle. After watching the cards blaze down to finger-burning remains, they dropped the charred stubs in a silver bowl and shook hands with the Rev. William Sloane Coffin. Shown in a darkened Boston federal courtroom last week, the TV newsreel was offered by a federal prosecutor as part of the evidence against Yale Chaplain Coffin, 43, Pediatrician Benjamin Spock, 65, and three...

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