THE LAW: When a Feller Needs a Foe

Pennsylvania's Congressman William J. Green Jr., Philadelphia's Democratic Party chairman, is a powerful politician with lots of friends. He is also in hot water, is scheduled to go on trial shortly in Scranton (with six other men) for conspiring to defraud the U.S. Government with some monkey business involving the construction of an Army Signal Corps Depot in Tobyhanna, Pa. A smart politico, Bill Green knows that a man sometimes has less to fear from his enemies than from his friends. For that reason, Green filed a petition asking that the trial judge, his old friend and onetime fellow Congressman...

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