Investigations: An Attorney for Oswald

When Manhattan Attorney Mark Lane asked to sit in on the Warren Commission's hearings as attorney for Lee Harvey Oswald, Commission Counsel J. Lee Rankin stiffly refused. Last week the commission changed its mind. It named Walter E. Craig, president of the American Bar Association, to defend Oswald's interests, with the right to examine "every facet of the case."

At the outset of the investigation into the assassination of John F. Kennedy, U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren made clear that the panel was not to be a prosecuting agency. The seven...

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