TRIALS: Battle in Harrisburg

The prosecution of the Harrisburg Seven will likely be a sedate enterprise compared with the yammering chaos of the Chicago Seven trial two years ago. There is the Rev. Philip Berrigan in place of the irreverent Abbie Hoffman, and an earnest, reserved Judge R. Dixon Herman instead of the choleric, opinionated Judge Julius Hoffman. Defense Attorney Ramsey Clark bears no more resemblance to William Kunstler than the placid Pennsylvania capital does to busy Chicago.

Indeed, as the selection of jurors continued last week in Harrisburg, one sore point for the defense was...

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