Foreign News: 'Hasten, Justice!

A hired champion who defends his client right or wrong—such is the usual concept of a lawyer. Far different was the concept set up in Rome last week by Signor Alfredo Rocco, reverberant-voiced Minister of Justice, drafter of the new Italian Penal Code (TIME, Oct. 28).

"In the eyes of Fascismo," boomed Signor Rocco with an eagle-like fixation of his own terrifying optics, "In the eyes of Fascismo an attorney, even though retained under fee by a client, still owes his first duty to the State! He must hasten Justice and make it sure, even...

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