National Affairs: Norris Ousted

Jean Hortense Norris, New York city's first woman magistrate, blanched, tried to rise, then sat stone still for 20 minutes last week when she heard five justices of the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court unanimously find her guilty of judicial malfeasance and order her re- moved from office (TIME, Feb. 23 et seq.). When she was able to get up, she left the courthouse amid boos and jeers, went to visit her good friends Major & Mrs. Lloyd

A. Kefauver at the Army barracks on Governors Island. Remarked Major Kefauver: "She's the godmother of...

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