SEQUELS: Equal Attachment

Charged with conspiracy to defraud the U.S. on a Defense Department contract, Pennsylvania's Democratic Representative William J. Green Jr. tried an odd delaying action. He asked that U.S. District Judge John W. Murphy disqualify himself from the case. Chief reason: both Defendant Green and Judge Murphy are Irish Catholics, old political and personal pals. Thus, claimed Green, Murphy might bend over so far backward to avoid favoritism as to be prejudiced against Green (TIME, March 24). Last week Judge Murphy replied to Green—but on a much loftier plane of the law. "As judges," wrote Murphy, "we are neither Jew...

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