Biopic ‘Marshall’ scores with those who knew late justice

Lauren Friedman, daughter of lawyer Samuel Friedman, looks at a photo of her father, left, in her New York apartment, Monday, Oct. 23, 2017. A new movie about Thurgood Marshall focuses on a rape case he worked on, well before he won a landmark school desegregation case and a quarter-century before he became a Supreme Court justice. In early 1941, Marshall was in Bridgeport, Conn., to represent Joseph Spell, a black chauffeur accused by his wealthy, white employer of rape. Because Marshall was an out-of-state attorney, he enlisted the help of a local lawyer, Sam Friedman, who was white and had expertise in trying civil cases, not criminal ones. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)


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