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A Time to Kill Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 40 Summary

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Chapter 40 Summary

On Monday morning Clanton is back in "trial mode." The Klan is heartened, having scored a direct hit on Jake's house and smelling victory following Bass's exposure. Noose summons the lawyers to chambers to see if everyone "is alive and well," to which Jake responds "kiss my ass." In answer to the judge's question, Jake affirms that the Klan attacked Ellen, and then he offers a litany of everything the Klan has done to prejudice this jury. Noose counters that, if Jake cannot prove the Klan was behind each of those incidents, "leave it alone."

Asked for his rebuttal to the defense, Buckley calls Dr. Rodeheaver and establishes him as a most credible psychiatric expert. Rodeheaver provides testimony about Carl Lee's state of mind in direct contrast to Bass's testimony and stipulates that Carl Lee was perfectly sane and normal during examination and at the time of...

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