Fred Moore, lead defense attorney for Sacco and Vanzetti, began to politicize their case months before the trial started. He ended up antagonizing almost everyone—the trial judge, the treasurer of the defense committee, even his own clients. And his personal life was as controversial as his professional conduct.
Would the outcome of the case have been different if someone else had been in charge at the outset? I explore this question in “Fred Moore: Renegade Defense Attorney for Sacco and Vanzetti,” in the current issue of The Digest, law journal of the National Italian American Bar Association.