THE SUPREME COURT: The Hollywood Ten

Only a few high-priced lawyers maneuvering desperately stood last week between "the Hollywood ten" and jail. Two of the noisy leftist screenwriters and directors had been convicted of contempt of Congress, fined $1,000 each, sentenced to one-year jail terms for refusing to tell the House Un-American Activities Committee their political affiliations. Last week the Supreme Court decided, 6 to 2, not to hear their appeals.

While the court's action dealt only with Writers Dalton Trumbo and John Howard Lawson, it was equally decisive for the eight other members of the Hollywood ten...

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