This audio recording is of one of a series of sessions held at The New School, entitled: "American Cities: Law, Survival and the Administration of Justice." This recording contains the third part of the session on social change and the courts. Moderator attorney Martin Gallent gives a brief introduction of attorney Gerald Lefcourt, who speaks at 00:42. Lefcourt argues for a radical reformation of criminal justice in the United States, which he refers to as the "political trial capital of the world." He notes the importance of economic conditions among the causes of crime and the government's active opposition to social change, through surveillance, political investigation, propaganda, and infiltration of groups considered subversive. Lefcourt cites the acquittal of the Panther Twenty-one as an example of a just legal outcome in the face of the government's extralegal tactics in the prosecution of crime.