Garrison, Bedeviled by a Family of Spooks and their Nephew Nicholas Lemann, Future Dean of Columbia Univ. Graduate School of Journalism!

Update, February 11, 2016:

http://jfkfacts.org/assassination/comment-of-the-week-17/#comments
Ronnie Wayne – February 11

…. I guess the other main theory of the thread is it means all of DiEugenio and Mellen’s work, as well as Garrison’s is junk?

http://law.justia.com/cases/federal/district-courts/FSupp/806/603/1747985/
Russo v. Conde Nast Publications, 806 F. Supp. 603 (E.D. La. 1992)
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana - 806 F. Supp. 603 (E.D. La. 1992)
November 17, 1992
UNDISPUTED FACTUAL BACKGROUND:
In its January, 1992 issue, GQ Magazine published an article entitled "The Case Against Jim Garrison" (hereafter the "GQ article"). The GQ article was written by Nicholas B. Lemann, a New Orleans native and winner of numerous awards for his books and articles. The GQ article was a personal memoir[1] of Lemann's recollections of growing up in New Orleans during District Attorney Jim Garrison's prosecution of Clay Shaw for allegedly conspiring to assassinate JFK.

The 1991 movie release, JFK sparked renewed interest in the assassination as well as the prosecution itself of Clay Shaw. The film was purportedly based on Garrison's book, On the Trail of Assassins, and sympathetically portrayed Garrison.

The GQ article published by Lemann took a different slant, expressing his view that Shaw's prosecution was built on flimsy evidence and was a tremendous embarrassment to the city.[2] The thrust of Lemann's article was his opinion countering that expressed by Stone in his film release JFK, to wit:

Garrison was a public official who had prosecutorial power in his hands, and he used it to bring a man to trial when, by his own admission, he knew he didn't have a real case. With his use of innuendo, his carelessness in flinging the gravest of charges against people, his belief that individual liberties (at least, Clay Shaw's individual liberties) are less important than his attack on what he imagines to be a vast conspiracy destroying America....

Before I became interested in studying the subtleties of the JFK Assassination investigation cover up, I was a genealogical researcher.....

The Case Against Jim Garrison
The ex-D.A.'s theory on who murdered JFK
reassessed and shot full of holes
By Nicholas Lemann

http://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=6761&search=lemann#relPage...

http://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=6761&relPageId=159&search=...
Nicholas Lemann is a national correspondent for The Atlantic
He is the author of ........ (Knopf)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicholas_Lemann
Nicholas Berthelot Lemann is the Joseph Pulitzer II and Edith Pulitzer Moore Professor of Journalism and Dean Emeritus of the
Faculty of Journalism at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.[1]
He has been a staff writer at The
New Yorker since 1999.[2] ....

http://www.nytimes.com/1999/11/07/style/judith-shulevitz-nicholas-lemann...
Judith Shulevitz, Nicholas Lemann
Published: November 7, 1999

Judith Anne Shulevitz and Nicholas Lemann, writers in New York, are to be married today by Rabbi Marion R. Shulevitz, the bride's mother, at the University Club in New York.
The bride, 36, is the New York editor and cultural columnist for Slate, the online magazine. The bridegroom, 45, is a staff writer at The New Yorker magazine.
Ms. Shulevitz is keeping her name. She graduated from Yale. Her mother and father, William P. Shulevitz, live in New York. Her mother, the rabbi at the Amsterdam Nursing Home, directs the hospice chaplaincy of the New York Board of Rabbis. The bride's father is the chairman of Cadillac Uniform and Linen Supply in San Juan, P.R.
Until this year, the bridegroom was the national correspondent for The Atlantic Monthly. He graduated from Harvard and is the author of ''The Big Test: The Secret History of the American Meritocracy'' (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1999). He is the son of Thomas B. Lemann of New Orleans and the late Barbara London Lemann. His father is of counsel at Liskow & Lewis, a New Orleans law firm.

The bridegroom's previous marriage ended in divorce.

A Farewell to Justice: Jim Garrison, JFK’s Assassination, …
Joan Mellen – 2013
…..
The International Trade Mart was run by CIA operatives, its public relations handled by David G. Baldwin, who later would acknowledge his own “CIA Connections.”
Baldwin’s successor, Jesse Core, was also with the CIA. It was a matter of saving the Agency “shoe leather,” Core would say. The Trade Mart donated money to CIA asset Ed Butler’s INCA. Every consulate within its bowels was bugged….

http://maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=54933&relPageId=2&search=calcutta

A Farewell to Justice: Jim Garrison, JFK's Assassination, and the Case That ...
By Joan Mellen

https://www.maryferrell.org/php/marysdb.php?id=2166&search=lemann
Mary’s Comments:
See: Wm. P. Burke, Jr.; Hunter C. Leake, III; Stephen B. Lemann (resident CIA Chief in New Orleans – with Law Firm: Monroe & Lemann); Mrs. Dorothy Brandao

http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/orleans/obits/1/l-11.txt
003004 Lemann - Mildred Crumb Lyons Lemann, A Homemaker, Died Friday At Her Home In New Orleans. She
Was 94. Mrs. Lemann Was A Lifelong Resident Of New Orleans. She Served For Many Years As Chairman Of
The Music Library Fund Of The New Orleans Symphony. She Was In Charge Of The Children's Concerts
Performed By The Symphony. In 1929, She Worked At Metairie Park Country Day School, Where She
Coordinated The School's Non-Academic Activities. Survivors Include A Daughter, Mildred Lyons Baldwin;
A Sister, Ethel Crumb Brett; Two Stepsons, Thomas B. Lemann, And Stephen B. Lemann;
Six Grandchildren;
And Four Great-Grandchildren. A Memorial Service Will Be Held Monday At 3 P.M. At The Chapel Of Trinity
Episcopal Church, 1329 Jackson Ave. Tharp-Sontheimer-Tharp Funeral Home, 4127 S. Claiborne Ave., Is In
Charge Of Arrangements. Times Picayune 01-14-1990

Full text of "Courtbouillon Vol 23 No 1" - Internet Archive
https://archive.org/.../courtbouillon_vol23_no1031_djv...
Internet Archive
MONTE M. LEMANN ... Children by his first mar- riage were Thomas Berthelot and Stephen Berthelot. He married a second time; Mildred Lyons, Oc- tober 11, 1947.


http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/orleans/obits/1/b-03.txt
000618 Baldwin - Mildred Lyons Baldwin, Age 79 Years, On Monday, August 12, 2002 At Touro Infirmary.
Mrs. Baldwin Attended Metairie Park Country Day School And William And Mary College. She Was An
Accomplished Classical Pianist Who Loved Chopin And Debussy. Other Interests Included Acting, Modern
Dance And Cooking. She Was The Wife Of The Late David G. Baldwin For 50 Years. She Is Survived By 2
Sons, Stephen Brooks Baldwin Of New York City, Geoffrey Stuart Johnston Baldwin Of New Orleans And An
Adopted Daughter, Jean A. Cunningham Of Los Angeles, Ca. Private Services Will Be Held. In Lieu Of
Flowers Memorial Contributions To Metairie Park Country Day School Would Be Appreciated. Times Picayune
08-13-2002

000608 Baldwin - David Gilmore Baldwin, A Retired Communications Director For The American Medical
Association, Died Wednesday Of Pulmonary Disease At Touro Infirmary. He Was 78. Mr. Baldwin Was Born
And Raised In New Orleans And Lived In Chicago And Washington, D.C., Before Returning To New Orleans 16
Years Ago. He Attended Tulane University And The New School Of Social Research In New York City. He
Joined The Royal Canadian Air Force In 1939 And Earned The Distinguished Flying Cross And Bar. After
Working For His Father's Firm, Baldwin-Mclean, As Assistant Director Of Public Relations, He Joined The
New Orleans Item, Where He Wrote The Lagniappe Column And Worked On Special Assignments. In 1955, He
Became A Speechwriter For Pennsylvania Gov. George Leader. He Later Joined The American Medical
Association, Working For It In Chicago And Washington Until He Retired In 1980. Survivors Include His
Wife, Mildred Lyons Baldwin; Two Sons, Stephen Brooks Baldwin Of New York City And Geoffrey S.J.
Baldwin Of Pass Christian, Miss.; A Daughter, Jeanie Cunningham Of Los Angeles; A Brother, William M.
Baldwin; And Two Grandchildren. A Memorial Gathering Will Be Held Sunday From 3 To 5 P.M. At 1529
Pleasant St. Tharp-Sontheimer-Tharp Funeral Home Is In Charge Of Arrangements. 11-30-1996 Times
Picayune

000610 Baldwin -Edward Macarthy Baldwin, A Criminal Attorney, Assistant District Attorney And Civil
Rights Activist, Died Wednesday Of Complications From Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease At Baptist
Hospital. He Was 67. Mr. Baldwin Was Born In New Orleans And Lived In Ponchatoula For The Past Eight
Years. He Received A Bachelor Of Arts Degree From Citadel College In 1948, A Master's Degree In Theater
In 1951 And A Law Degree In 1954, Both From Tulane University. He Was Assistant District Attorney From
1955 To 1959 And Was Active In The School Desegregation Movement In New Orleans. He Was A Volunteer For
The Crisis Phone In Tangipahoa Parish And Was Active In The Smoker's Recovery Program. He Was Active In
The Dock Street Theater In Charleston From 1947 To 1948 And The Le Petit Theatre From 1954. Mr. Baldwin
Wrote Poetry And Wrote And Produced Video Documentaries. Survivors Include His Companion, Valerie
Fleming Turgeon; Three Daughters, Kathryn Baldwin Fitzpatrick Of Bay St. Louis, Miss., Christane
Baldwin Crounse Of Pass Christian, Miss., And Charlotte Elizabeth Baldwin Of Laguna Niguel, Calif.; A
Son, John Edward Bouligny Baldwin Of New Orleans; Two Brothers, William Mother And David Gilmore
Baldwin
Of New Orleans; And 11 Grandchildren. A Private Burial Will Be Held Sunday. Times Picayune 03-05-1993

Baldwin’s brother Edward was hired to represent Walter Sheridan.:
http://www.geni.com/people/Edward-Baldwin/6000000030504845133

http://aarclibrary.org/publib/jfk/garr/grandjury/pdf/Baldwin.pdf

https://www.maryferrell.org/pages/Unredacted_-_Episode_1_-_Transcript.html
….
REX: …..One, there’s a story in the Grand Jury testimony told by three different parties involving Sheridan when he came out to do his NBC White Paper, having a meeting set up with an organized crime figure named Zachary Strate that was apparently set up by either Malcolm O’Hara, a judge who was a political enemy of Garrison’s, and a lawyer named Edward Baldwin…

JOAN: Well, I think one of the things that Sher – what you have to understand what Sheridan’s purpose was. Sheridan went down to New Orleans – he admitted this, and his assistant, Richard Townley, who worked with WDSU in New Orleans, the NBC affiliate – their job was to discredit Jim Garrison. They figured that the best way that they could do that was to use Pershing Gervais – because Pershing Gervais was a corrupt police officer who’d been Garrison’s Chief Investigator. And we have to remember that years later, when Walter Sheridan went after Jim Garrison again in the early 1970s, the person whom he used to try to destroy Jim Garrison was Pershing Gervais.

REX: Mmhm.

JOAN: And the way that he was trying to do it was through Zachary Strate, and he was going to bribe – if they could deliver Pershing Gervais to help them – then somehow Zachary Strate would somehow, you know, get off on charges that had been filed against him, and –

REX: I – I think –

JOAN: – when Baldwin was present, he was a CIA asset, his brother worked for the International Trade Mart and Clay Shaw, David Baldwin, and these, these are CIA people. Malcolm O’Hara is sitting there – he doesn’t know what hit him – and eventually Strate did not cooperate, and he went up there, and he attacked Sheridan – of course, Sheridan had immunity – nothing anyone could say about Sheridan whether in court, affidavits signed against Sheridan, Sheridan had immunity as a National Security Agency asset, cleared for FBI work, cleared for CIA work, working for the Department of Justice – and we have to bear in mind that although Robert Kennedy was ostensibly, you know, the person to whom Sheridan reported, ….. here’s Sheridan still trying to destroy Garrison in the early 1970s….

It is documented that attorney Edward M. Baldwin was the brother of David Gilmore Baldwin, ex-CIA covert agent, and David's wife Mildred was
the step-sister of attorney Stephen B. Lemann,
and apparently this arrangement served nicely in pre-empting the JFK Assassination investigation
and prosecutorial strategy of Jim Garrison, and certainly the outcome.

https://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=101521&relPageId=2&search...

https://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=101360&search=baldwin_and...

http://maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=101352&search=quaid_and+anglet... And
http://maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=101352&search=quaid_and+anglet... :

http://maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=62433&relPageId=70&search=sher...
FBI 62-109060 JFK HQ File, Section 141, pg 70
Found in: FBI JFK Assassination File (62-109060)
judge that Sheridan will come to New Orleans to post bond in the case. Garrison has accused Sheridan and WDSU-TV news- man Richard Townley with attempting attempting to bribe witnesses in the investigation. Townley, who is addition- ally charged with intimidation of witnesses, appeared today before Criminal flistriet flistriet Judge Matthew S. Braniff for ar- raignment. , Townley pleaded not guilty. His attorney, Edward Bald- win, asked for and got nine 4pys in which...

http://maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=62427&relPageId=15&search=step...
. FBI 62-109060 JFK HQ File, Section 140, pg 15
Found in: FBI JFK Assassination File (62-109060)
OF WITNESSES STATUTE. WARRANT WAS ISSUED FOR TOWNLEY AND HIS ATTORNEY STEPHEN LEMANN, SAID HE AND TOWNLEY WOULD APPEAR TO POST SEVEN THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED...

http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/orleans/obits/1/l-11.txt
003007 Lemann - Stephen B. Lemann, A New Orleans Lawyer And Civic Leader Who Delighted In Hunting,
Fishing, Tennis And The Peculiarities Of The English Language, Died Friday At Canyon Ranch In Lenox,
Mass. He Was 65. Mr. Lemann Suffered A Heart Attack While Riding A Bicycle At The Health Spa, Said Tom
Lewis, A Partner At The Firm Of Monroe & Lemann. He Underwent Bypass Surgery Several Years Ago But 'Was
In Robust Health, Or So He Thought, ' Lewis Said. After His Operation, Mr. Lemann Was 'One Of The Best
First Amendment Attorneys In The Country, ' Said Kurt Davis, News Director At Wdsu-Tv, One Of Mr.
Lemann's Longtime Clients. His Skill In This Specialty Earned Him A Berth In The 1995-96 Edition Of
'The Best Lawyers In America.' 'This City Has Lost A Renaisance Man, ' Said Xavier University President
Norman Francis, A Lontime Friend. Mr. Lemann Was 'One Of The Best First Amendment Attorneys In The
Country, ' Said Kurt Davis, News Director At Wdsu-Tv, One Of Mr. Lemann's Longtime Clients. His Skill
In This Specialty Earned Him A Berth In The 1995-96 Edition Of 'The Best Lawyers In America.' Jack
Weiss, Who Often Represents The Times-Picayune In Similar Cases, Said Mr. Lemann 'Had The Rare Ability
To Use His Unique Sense Of Humor And His Wide Frame Of Reference To Make A Decisive Point.' His
Interest In This Field Probably Stemmed From His Newspaper Work, Said Richard Wolfe, A Friend And Law
Partner. Mr. Lemann Was Sports Editor Of The Lafayette Daily Advertiser And A Reporter For The New
Orleans Item In The Late 1940's. Mr. Lemann, A New Orleans Native And Graduate Of Metairie Park Country
Day School, Earned Undergraduate And Law Degrees From Harvard University After Service As A Marine
Corps Lieutenant In The Early 1950s. To Practice In Louisiana, He Earned Another Law Degree At Tulane
University. He Joined Monroe & Lemann In 1958. Besides His Media Work, He Did Legal Work For
Construction Projects Such As The Royal Orleans Hotel And Oakwood Shopping Center. Mr. Lemann Also
Became An Active Voice In The Fight For Civil Rights, Said Francis, Who Worked With Him On The Board Of
The Urban League Of Greater New Orleans And Later When Mr. Lemann Was A Xavier Trustee. 'In The Early
Years, He Was The Conscience Of Leadership For Peace And Justice, ' Francis Said. 'He Didn't Seek The
Limelight. He Supported Good Causes With His Own Finances And Was Certainly Always There When You
Wanted Something Important To Be Done.... He Was Not Only Reasonable But Passionate And Understanding.'
Mr. Lemann Was President Of The Louisiana Association For Mental Health, The United Fund, The Bureau Of
Governmental Research And The Harvard Club Of Louisiana. He Was Chairman Of The Boards Of Isidore
Newman School And The Greater New Orleans Foundation. He Was A Director Of Touro Infirmary, The
Metropolitan Area Committee, The World Trade Center, The New Orleans Anti-Defamation League, Total
Community Action, Jewish Family And Children's Service, The Loyola University School Of Law, Wyes-Tv,
Wwno-Fm And The Bright School. He Was President Of Mermentau Mineral & Land Co., Southern States Land &
Timber Corp. And Avrico Inc. Survivors Include His Wife, Charlotte Coe Lemann; Two Sons, Monte M.
Lemann Of Los Angeles And Zachary K. Lemann Of New Orleans; And A Brother, Thomas B. Lemann. Funeral
Arrangements Are Incomplete. 07-01-1995 Times Picayune

Call me crazy, but I prefer the version of "All in the Family" that featured Archie and Meathead!

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