The Supreme Court: A Compliment from Mr. C.

In its long history, the U.S. Supreme Court has received countless accolades. But last week the Court got an unexpected and effusive endorsement from a man who is usually noted for his tight lip. Rasped gravel-voiced Frank Costello: "It's a square bench."

By a vote of 6 to 2, the Court had blocked the Government's long campaign to send Gambler Costello, 73, back to his native Italy. It was six years ago that Costello was stripped of his citizenship on the grounds that he had obtained naturalization through fraud, that he had listed his...

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