Books: Repeat Performance

THE JURY RETURNS by Louis Nizer. 438 pages. Doubleday. $6.95.

After 42 years at the bar. Attorney Louis Nizer is sitting pretty atop his own private treasury. In 1962, he hauled out half a dozen of his favorite cases, compressed them into a bestseller, My Life in Court. This new book contains four more from the overflowing vaults, and it also is a gilt-edged bestseller.

Once again Nizer casts himself as a zealous crusader. Almost at the last minute, with the sheer eloquence of his arguments, he persuaded Illinois authorities to spare the life of a convicted murderer, Paul Crump. By marshaling overwhelming...

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