TRIALS: Double Trouble

Two months ago, the U.S. court of appeals unanimously reversed the perjury conviction of sandy-haired William Remington, onetime $10.000-a-year economist in the Commerce Department. Remington was convicted of lying when he denied that he was ever a member of the Communist Party. The judge had erred, the appeals judges found, in being "vague and indefinite" in defining "membership."

Last week another federal grand jury in New York indicted Remington again. At his first trial, the jury noted. Remington had denied that he ever passed any Government secrets to any Communist spy. Elizabeth Bentley testified that he gave documents to her,...

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