The Press: Jealousy

"We are free to state our opinions in any way we like," said Justice Cyril Salmon, "diffidently, decorously, politely and discreetly, or pungently, provocatively, rudely and even brutally. We may not tell a defamatory lie about anyone." With that charge, the jury in a London court last week retired to consider the libel suit of Pianist Wladziu Valentino Liberace against the London Daily Mirror and its columnist "Cassandra," William Connor (TIME, June 22). Three hours and 22 minutes later, the jurors were back with their verdict, eleven of them wearing the traditional stolid...

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