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Sybil Procedure: Art for the law’s sake

The musical “Hamilton” is based on Ron Chernow’s biography and tells the story of Alexander Hamilton’s ascent and fall—from an orphan on the island of Nevis to Treasury secretary to death at Aaron Burr’s hand. (Thinkstock image)

Artists have long enjoyed portraying the legal profession. The portrayals run the gamut — from highbrow to low including “Inherit the Wind,” “The Trial,” “To Kill a Mockingbird,” “The Firm,” “My Cousin Vinny,” “Boston Legal,” and “Ally McBeal.” I have ...

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