Press: Pennsylvania Privilege

No sooner had U. S. publishers congratulated themselves on the outcome of the Louisiana newspaper tax suit before the U. S. Supreme Court in Washington, D. C. fortnight ago than there began in Washington, Pa. a criminal libel trial which most U. S. newspaper owners looked upon as another major threat to their liberties.

The Philadelphia Inquirer is known as the ''Bible of Pennsylvania Republicanism." In the heat of last autumn's state campaign, the Inquirer declared that "law partners and associates of Charles J. Margiotti, Attorney General and political bludgeon of...

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