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Sylvia Meagher on the Clay Shaw Case

Here is a short excerpt from a letter written to Harold Weisberg in 1972 by Howard Roffman, who went on to write Presumed Guilty in 1976.

Roffman spent a lot of time talking to Meagher. His anecdote is consistent with the way Meagher viewed the case. When she served as a referee for Jim Garrison's book in the mid-1980s, she was extremely critical of his writings on New Orleans. However, she still recommended that his book be published because he argued that Oswald was innocent. That made the book worthwhile even though she knew the material on Shaw and Ferrie was useless.

Here is Meagher's terrific comment on chapter 7 of Garrison's book:

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Sylvia Meagher's reply to Look Magazine's article "The Persecution of Clay Shaw."

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Sylvia Meagher and Jim Garrison, Part One

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Sylvia Meagher and Jim Garrison, Part Two

An unpublished Meagher memo on the trial of Clay Shaw.

Sylvia Meagher and Jim Garrison, Part Three - a never before published article by Meagher

Another unpublished Meagher memo on the Garrison investigation and Warren Report critics.

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Sylvia Meagher's letter to the Editor regarding Garrison's interview in Playboy Magazine.

Sylvia Meagher's Reaction to the Verdict in the Shaw Trial

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Two Letters to Jim Garrison about "A Heritage of Stone"

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An exchange of letters between Thornley and Meagher.

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Meagher writes Clay Shaw.

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Meagher writes Thornley with an opinion.

M. S. Arnoni and Sylvia Meagher Take On Jim Garrison...

Exchange of letters between Meagher, Arnoni and Garrison.

Jim Garrison Blows His Top

Meagher writes Weisberg about the damage Garrison is doing to critics of the Warren Report.

James Phelan Writes to Richard Popkin

Meagher replies to the New York Review of Books regarding Popkin's article on Garrison.

Sylvia Meagher Replies to Richard Popkin

An exchange of letters between Popkin and Meagher.


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