William Kunstler (1919–95) was a polarizing figure in American legal circles. Kunstler symbolized the archetypal “radical lawyer,” representing clients charged with criminal offenses or fighting for the civil rights of those whom many of his colleagues declined to serve. Although he was popular with those who possessed liberal viewpoints, many conservatives vilified Kunstler throughout his career. Kunstler's clients included the famous and infamous, including individuals such as Dennis Banks, Lenny Bruce, Stokely Carmichael, Angela Davis, Martin Luther King, Jr., Russell Means, Adam Clayton ...

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