March 01, 2016

Atticus Revisited: In Search of Atticus Finch

Chip Babcock

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Atticus Finch, who sometimes went by the name of Gregory Peck, was not a litigator. In fact, “he had a profound distaste for the practice of criminal law” and made a living mostly on people’s “entailments” and making “somebody’s will so airtight can’t anybody mess with it.” Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird at 22, 104 (35th Anniversary ed., Harper Collins 1995) (1960).

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