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The advocate

From Atticus Finch to John Edwards, the trial lawyer has often been the face of Southern liberalism

By Curtis Wilkie
October 3, 2004

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WHEN AMERICANS SEE John Edwards face off against Dick Cheney in the vice-presidential debate on Tuesday night, they'll see a white, Southern, liberal trial lawyer. A fusion of a political progressive and a plaintiff's attorney, Edwards represents a more complicated picture than meets the eye -- one that requires an understanding of Southern politics and history to untangle. (Full Article: 1793 Words)

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