Unnamed Lawyer 8

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1304
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Unnamed Lawyer 8
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Unnamed Lawyer 8
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In "Go Down, Moses" and again in the chapter with that title in Go Down, Moses, Samuel Beauchamp was represented at his murder trial by a "good lawyer" (260, 357), at least according to what Gavin Stevens' learns from his calls to the Joliet prison warden and the Chicago district attorney. In his comment in the novel, however, Gavin adds the phrase "of that sort" (357). The text, however, does not explain what "sort" of lawyer he is thinking of.