Nation: Freedom of Speech

For 17 hours the Nashville jury struggled for a verdict. Three times it reported a deadlock to Federal Judge William E. Miller; three times he sent the six men and six women back to their locked room.

Finally Miller gave up, declared a mistrial—and for the fourth time in five years Teamster Boss Jimmy Hoffa walked free from a federal trial.

This time the charge was that Hoffa and another Teamster official had violated the Taft-Hartley Law by making $1,008,057 out of a trucking company with which the Teamsters did business. If Hoffa was worried about whether the rap would stick, he certainly...

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