Judiciary: One-Man Law Wave

The man who played Hercules to Detroit's Augean stables was nearly ready to lay down his muckrake this week. In three years he had cleaned up more filth than any other municipal investigator in U.S. history, had mopped up $1,000,000 worth of graft, had swept out gambling and vice rackets which took in $20,000,000 a year, had pitchforked nearly a dozen city officials and scores of corrupt policemen. Now the middeny stables were sweet-smelling again. The name of this Hercules: Homer Ferguson.

Friendly, mild-mannered, solid Homer Ferguson was just another circuit judge until 1939. Then a woman "numbers" operator, jilted by...

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