Prof. Susan Rutberg is interviewed about her defense of Attorney Stephen Bingham.
In this interview for The Recorder with freelance writer Jorge Aquino, Rutberg says Bingham's trial did more than present competing theories about what happened on an especially dark day in California history. Instead, she explains, the case became a referendum on Bingham's character: Was he, as Rutberg says, "an innocent client who was caught in a web of circumstantial evidence and who had led an exemplary life"? Or was Bingham, as a prison official put it, a "dilettante revolutionary" bent on undermining prison security?
Aquino, Jorge, "The Kindred Client - Interview with Susan Rutberg" (1997). Interviews. 5.