Publication information

Evening Mail
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Foote Is Ashamed of Czolgosz’ [sic] Defense”
Author(s): anonymous
City of publication: Stockton, California
Date of publication: 25 September 1901
Volume number: 44
Issue number: 40
Pagination: 8

“Foote Is Ashamed of Czolgosz’ [sic] Defense.” Evening Mail 25 Sept. 1901 v44n40: p. 8.
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Leon Czolgosz (trial: criticism); William W. Foote (public statements); Leon Czolgosz (legal defense).
Named persons
Leon Czolgosz; William W. Foote.

Foote Is Ashamed of Czolgosz’ [sic] Defense

     OAKLAND, September 25.—W. W. Foote, when asked to give his opinion of the defense of Czolgosz, said:
     There might as well have been no defense at all. In my opinion, nothing was done in defense of the prisoner. As an American citizen, of course I wanted to see the man hanged, but as a lawyer I must say that had I been appointed to defend Czolgosz and acted as did his attorneys I should be ashamed of myself. It would have been a much better move on the part of the lawyers had they entered a plea of guilty in behalf of their client. As it was the man’s defense might as well have been intrusted [sic] to a mob.