Lawyers: The Ruby Scorecard

It was getting hard to tell Jack Ruby's lawyers without a scorecard. Only a few days after Melvin Belli was fired, Houston's wealthy Criminal Lawyer Percy Foreman, hired to replace Belli, got annoyed with family kibitzers and quit. To replace Foreman, Ruby's brothers and sister hired Professor Hubert Winston Smith, 56, head of the University of Texas law school's Law-Science Institute. Smith said he would charge no fee. His first pronouncement was that he would ask the court to permit a new series of medical and mental tests on Jack Ruby.

But even as Smith took over, any notion that...

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