The Law: Tough New Man at Justice

To many people, the very idea that antiwar priests and nuns ever plotted to kidnap Presidential Advisor Henry Kissinger still seems utterly improbable. But one thing is certain: the indictments naming six defendants and seven coconspirators, including Fathers Philip and Daniel Berrigan, were backed by a man who is convinced that he has a solid case. The cool tactician behind the move was Assistant Attorney General Robert Charles Mardian, 47, an outspoken conservative Republican who heads the Justice Department's Internal Security Division. Mardian is going all out for a guilty verdict.

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