The Press: Technical Surrender

Confidential's Publisher Robert Harrison, his two sisters and three other associates, all under a Los Angeles indictment on counts of criminal libel, distributing lewd and obscene material and disseminating illegal information about abortions and male rejuvenation, walked into the Manhattan D.A.'s office one day last week and voluntarily surrendered. But it was only a technical surrender. As California's Governor Goodwin Knight signed extradition papers for the lot and fired them off to New York, Harrison & Co. said they would oppose extradition, retorted with a $2,047,125 suit against California's Attorney General Edmund G. Brown and his assistant. The charge: censorship and...

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