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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:

Previous Relevant Blog Posts about Sylvia Meagher

This phone call broke their relationship.


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


An exchange of letters between Lane and Meagher.


Sylvia Meagher writes Clay Shaw and he replies.


An unpublished Meagher memo on the trial of Clay Shaw.


Another unpublished Meagher memo on the Garrison investigation and Warren Report critics.


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


Meagher writes Harold Weisberg with her comments on the verdict.


James Phelan and Sylvia Meagher write Garrison letters about his book.


An exchange of letters between Thornley and Meagher.


Meagher writes Thornley about Lane's comment on RFK


Meagher writes Clay Shaw.


Meagher writes Thornley with an opinion.





Exchange of letters between Meagher, Arnoni and Garrison.





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





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





An exchange of letters between Popkin and Meagher.



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