JUDICIARY: Two Acquittals

In one day last week, two conspicuous San Franciscans were acquitted of grave charges. Their trials took place on opposite edges of the continent. Their characters and cases were similarly antipodal. One was a member of an old and distinguished family, having a judge for a father, a university dean for a brother. The other was a shanty Irish agitator. Complaint against one was that he was a corrupt official. The other claimed that he was the victim of corrupt officialdom.

Judge. Sitting for the first time in 20 years as a court of...

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