Leopold and Loeb Trial
If the state in which I live is not kinder, more humane and more considerate than the mad act of these two boys, I am sorry I have lived so long.
In Chicago in 1924, Clarence Darrow delivers one of the most passionate and eloquent attacks on the death penalty ever made in a United States courtroom. His twelve hour summation for the defense of two teenage scholars who kidnapped and brutally murdered a fourteen year old boy captured the nation's imagination and resulted in a sentence of life imprisonment..
"The credit belongs to the one who is actually in the arena."Theodore Roosevelt