The Law: Piloting Patty's Defense

Whether or not it would ultimately prove to be the "trial of the century," as some headlines proclaimed, Case No. 74-364: The U.S. v. Patricia Campbell Hearst promised to be one of the most powerful court dramas of recent years. As Federal Judge Oliver Carter opened the proceedings in his San Francisco courtroom last week, Patty Hearst's trial for armed bank robbery was already shaping up as not only the climactic episode in her still pulling personal story of kidnaping and radical politics, but also...