Civil Rights, Duke, and Durham in the 1960s

September 11, 2014

A conversation with Professor Joseph Blocher and Wade Penny '60. As a young lawyer, Penny argued the civil rights case, Klopfer v. North Carolina, before the U.S. Supreme Court in 1966. The case became the U.S. Supreme Court's first significant interpretation of the Sixth Amendment-guaranteed right to a speedy trial. Penny speaks about his experience as a young lawyer arguing before the Supreme Court, the Civil Rights Movement, Durham and Duke in the 1960s.