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allowed me as a non-Mississippi lawyer, to defend. That was
the strange thing about the South. You couldn't do that in New
York. A Mississippi lawyer couldn't come up here and defend somebody
except with enormous applications in advance and so forth.
But in Mississippi they allowed nonresident lawyers to come in
and participate in the trials, which I thought was unique.
Isn't admission to the bar a state matter?
Sure, it is, and I'm not admitted to the Mississippi bar.
How do you account then for this difference between Mississippi
and New York?
Well, in that respect they're more decent. (laughs) But
they allow it.
Anyway we try all the cases; we lost them all. But in
every case I 1/2m convinced that the judge was aware that we were
right and they were wrong, and so he suspended the sentences.
Ed Koch is just taking a call from a radio reporter, and this
is his side of the interview, recorded with his consent.
... sponsored by Net Patterson of upstate New York and myself,
and it provides for an 11-member commission to be appointed
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