Never Trust Anyone Over 30?

As a young lawyer during the 1960s, Gerry Lefcourt used to have one of those buttons that said, "If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the problem." His clients included Mark Rudd, the Columbia University student who led a strike that shut down the school in 1968, the Chicago 7, and the Black Panthers. Lefcourt's favorite client was the late Abbie Hoffman, the inimitable protest leader, fugitive, and founder of the Youth International Party--the Yippies. "I was Abbie's lawyer for 20 years," Lefcourt notes, "and he never paid me a penny, I'm proud to say."

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