The Nation: Praise and Pride from Bench and Bar

Since the trial of the original Watergate Seven began in January, Judge Sirica has received more than 40,000 letters from all over the world, most of them favorable and full of praise for his conduct. Particularly notable are the notes from men and women of his own profession. A sampler of messages to Sirica from other judges and attorneys:

Occasionally, some judges act in a way that causes the hearts of other judges to swell with pride. God bless you. —Judge John A. Shidler, Superior Court, Torrance, Calif.

You were not content to act as a mere umpire and...

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