GOVERNMENT: Dollar's Trials

Commerce Secretary Charles Sawyer last week appeared in the U.S. court of appeals in Washington to face a charge of contempt of court, the first ever filed against a Cabinet officer. Sawyer and nine others, including federal officials, were cited for defying the court's order to return the $68 million 'American President Lines to its former owner, R. Stanley Dollar (TIME, April 2). Warned Judge Bennett C. Clark as he handed down the contempt citation: "It seems to me somebody is about to advise Sawyer into jail . . ."

But Sawyer and the other defendants got a breather; the Washington...

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