CORRUPTION: Dome Comes Home

When thieves filch a necklace, society's prime interest is in seeing the thieves caught & convicted. The owner of the necklace, however, is primarily interested in recovering the necklace.

For this reason last week's U. S. Supreme Court decision in the last of the civil cases arising out of the oil scandals of 1924 was of greater interest to society than the outcome of the criminal suits still pending. The necklace in the case was an oil reserve worth 100 millions and the owner was society. The decision restored to the U. S. Navy...

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