ESPIONAGE: The Last Appeal

It was Monday, the last day of judgment before the U.S. Supreme Court recessed for summer vacation. It was also, or so it seemed, the last hope before the bar of justice for Julius and Ethel Rosenberg. For the sixth time, the mousy little engineer and his wife, waiting in Sing Sing's death house, had petitioned the highest tribunal, this time for a stay of execution and review of their trial. For the sixth time, a majority of the nine Justices rejected a Rosenberg appeal.

Across town at the White House gate, hundreds of picketers marched...

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