Clarence Darrrow Case: The Leopold And Loeb Case

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On the day of sentencing, Judge John Caverly returned to court with his findings. The judge sentenced both defendants to life in prison for the murder and another 99 years for the kidnapping. Darrow had achieved his goal. Alan M. Dershowitz has written that the Leopold and Loeb case might be the case that Darrow himself might have liked to be remembered for. He points out that not only did Darrow save the lives of two young thrill killers, but he proved that there was redemption and rehabilitation. Furthermore, Dershowitz states that “Most death penalty lawyers I know have read his masterful closing argument and many use parts of it in their pleas for life” (Darrow, 1996, p. xi.). Worn out after this case, Clarence Darrow went on the lecture

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