Atticus Finch Revelations Have Lawyers Reeling

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A week after Harper Lee's "Go Set a Watchman" was released, lawyers are still coming to terms with the fall of their beloved idol, Atticus Finch, the heroic lawyer of the book's predecessor, "To Kill a Mockingbird."

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  • mark

    Jeez put a spoiler alert

  • Rachel

    Maybe Atticus has just been beaten down with the grind for 20 years and needs a reawakening to the legal profession. I mean, how many public defenders do we see (in districts that don‘t pay well) flooded with cases, understaffed, living in the courtroom hallways, that have just had the idealism of justice beaten out of them. Meanwhile, district attorneys have paid vacation, benefits, secretaries and assistants, "free" access to research materials, and minimal case load. Sometimes (and it is awful to say) it is just easier to plead, especially if the prosecution has evidence.

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