TRIALS: Verdict on a Judge

In the same steel and glass skyscraper where he has worked for the past five years, Federal Judge Otto Kerner sat rigidly before a packed, expectant courtroom, waiting to hear the verdict on himself. As befits a successful and distinguished man, a major general in the National Guard, twice Governor ot Illinois he looked calm and controlled. He searched the faces of the jury—seven men and five women, including housewives and hand laborers—who all avoided his gaze. The foreman said that the jury had reached a verdict, after 16 hours of deliberation,...

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