Foreign News: High Levity

Jaunty on many a British jurists' brow there perches the halo of high levity. Thus girt are Viscount Haldane and (notoriously) Baron Darling. Both are members of Britain's highest court, the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council. Both grew quipful last week when the Committee considered an appeal by the Canadian Ministry of Finance against a decision of the Supreme Court of Canada respecting one Cecil Smith, confessed bootlegger. Succinctly put, the question at issue was: "Ought the Crown to reap taxes from incomes known to be drawn from illegal sources, or...

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