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Leonard Weinglass dies at 77; defense lawyer in Pentagon Papers case
Leonard Weinglass dies at 77; defense lawyer in Pentagon Papers case

Leonard Weinglass, a crusading lawyer who championed radical and liberal causes and clients in some of the most controversial trials of the 1960s and '70s, including the Chicago 7 and Pentagon Papers cases, died Wednesday in New York City. He was 77. The cause was pancreatic cancer, said Michael Krinsky, a colleague and friend of 40 years. Weinglass, who practiced in Los Angeles for two decades before moving to New York, developed a reputation as a firebrand during the Chicago 7 conspiracy case against anti-Vietnam War protesters at the 1968 Democratic National Convention. The defendants included Tom Hayden, Abbie Hoffman and Jerry Rubin. Although Weinglass was considered less...

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