What I've been reading: 11/06/2009

  • Fascinating portrait of the greatest defender the legal world has ever known – he represented Leopold and Loeb where he managed to get a psychiatrist called as an expert witness, a groundbreaking act at the time, then the defendant in the Scopes Monkey Trial. The final case in his most famous trilogy was attempting to prevent the apparently inevitable conviction and execution of an eminent black doctor, Ossian Sweet, and 10 other "negroes" accused of murder after defending themselves against a Ku Klux Klan-led lynch mob.
  • Extraordinary picture gallery from The Telegraph featuring children from India's 600-trong Vadi tribe.