Viereck's Foul

The Supreme Court upset this week the conviction of George Sylvester Viereck, self-assured German propagandist whom a Federal District Court jury last March found guilty of failing to tell the State Department all about his doings.

Grounds for the Supreme Court's action were technical: under amendments to the Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, the Government had tried ex post facto to bring the German-born American to account for political activities. Viereck, author and journalist, was sentenced to prison for two to six years, fined $1,500 and costs. Now his case is...

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