TRIALS: Judgment in the Hiss Case

This week the U.S. Supreme Court rejected the appeal filed by Alger Hiss, thus, in effect, affirmed the judgment of the lower courts in the dramatic Hiss-Chambers case. Hiss has two weeks within which to ask the Supreme Court to reconsider (which the Court is not likely to do). Succeeding steps: the circuit court of appeals (which has already affirmed his conviction) orders the trial court to carry out judgment—five years in prison for perjury.


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