Law: How Attorneys Judge The Ervin Hearings

"I will ask you as a lawyer if the experience of the English-speaking race has not demonstrated that the only reliable way in which the credibility of a witness can be tested is for that witness to be interrogated upon oath?"

—Sam Ervin "That is correct."

—John Dean If the public is intrigued by the televised Watergate hearings, lawyers are transfixed. Every week hundreds of them write to the committee, telling the Senators which questions they should have asked, or just plain wishing for the professional pleasure of being able to do the interrogating...

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