The Press: Stalemate

After 24 days of hearing about low jinks in Hollywood, and 14 more days to digest the dirt, the jury in California's Confidential libel conspiracy trial found itself "hopelessly deadlocked," 7-to-5 for conviction. Prosecutor William L. Ritzi promptly announced that he would press for a new trial, and renew attempts to extradite Confidential's Publisher Robert Harrison to California by late November.


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