The Law: Rating St. Clair

His immediate plans call for ten days of golf at the Eastward Ho Country Club and rest at his modest cottage in nearby South Chatham, Mass. After that, the "Silver Fox" plans to return to the firm of Hale & Dorr and his old corner suite on the 33rd floor at 28 State Street in downtown Boston. His colleagues are ready to welcome him back warmly. Though many did not sympathize with his client, most Boston lawyers agree that James Draper St. Clair performed well, even brilliantly at times, in the defense of Richard M. Nixon.

"Nixon's whole defense was based on...

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