Foreign News: Dynamite to Justice

Twenty defendants, 50 lawyers, 250 witnesses and 2,000 questions for decision faced a far from bewildered jury in Paris last week as the "Stavisky Trial" opened at last in the Palace of Justice. The jurors, briskly selected by a red-robed judge, were not bewildered because all aspects of the trial had been listed with forethought and precision on a sort of "score card" for the jury's special benefit. The defense lawyers, temperamental as prima donnas, opened with shouts for more chairs which soon reached the pitch of shrieks.

"Monstrous! Unendurable!" rose the Corsican cry...

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