WATERGATE: The Band That Lost the Beat

"Sometimes people are inclined to go along with the crowd. Please .. .you decide, and if it's your firm conviction, stick with it. Stick with it."

Addressing the Watergate jury last week, Defense Lawyer William Prates virtually conceded that the best hope for his client, John Ehrlichman, was that one or two jurors might hold out for acquittal and thereby produce a hung jury. As the arguments finally ended on the trial's 61st day and the panel awaited only Federal Judge John J. Sirica's instructions, the Government had drawn its case tightly around...

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