THE JUDICIARY: Supreme Court's Week

August at Washington, the U. S. Supreme Court last week handed down, among others, the following decisions:

Perovich. To U. S. Chief Justice William Howard Taft last week came a matter whose acquaintance he had first made as U. S. President in 1909. This was the case of Vuco Perovich, convicted of first degree murder in Alaska in 1905. After respites and appeals, President Taft saved Mr. Perovich from the gallows by commuting his sentence to life imprisonment.

Whereupon Mr. Perovich grumbled, protested. He preferred...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!