Investigations: Kennedy's Legal Future

The death of Mary Jo Kopechne has already become one of the most controversial fatal accidents in the history of the U.S. Last week, as the date of an inquest demanded by Massachusetts District Attorney Edmund Dinis approached, it stirred even more controversy. Disturbed by all the publicity, attorneys for Edward Kennedy appeared before Judge James Boyle in Edgartown to insist that the judge grant their client the rights of a defendant in a criminal trial. The judge refused, pointing out that inquests are not trials but investigations to determine the cause...

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