Law: Remission

Comptroller Charles L. Craig of New York City whose conviction for contempt of court was upheld by the Supreme Court (TIME, Dec. 3) escaped from serving his sentence of 60 days in prison. In New York politics his conviction for having criticized a judge conducting a hearing on a local traction company, was an emblem of martyrdom. The case was taken to President Coolidge, Republicans urging executive pardon to prevent Mr. Craig (a Democrat) from posing further as a martyr.

Last week Attorney General Daugherty was consulted. In accordance with Mr. Daugherty's...

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