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Crime: Its Cause and Treatment

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Crime: Its Cause and Treatment

known for defending teenage thrill killers Leopold and Loeb in their trial for murdering 14-year-old Robert "Bobby" Franks (1924). Some of his other notable cases included defending Ossian Sweet, and John T. Scopes in the Scopes "Monkey" Trial (1925), in which he opposed William Jennings Bryan (statesman, noted orator, and three-time presidential candidate). Called a "sophisticated country lawyer",[2] he remains notable for his wit, which marked him as one of the most famous American lawyers and civil libertarians.

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