BRITAIN: Vindication for Jeremy Thorpe

The "trial of the century "ends in his acquittal ill the foreman please stand," said an official of the court. A gray-haired woman, dressed in a blue suit, rose to her feet. "What say you?" inquired the official, reading the first charge, conspiracy to murder. "Not guilty," she replied. There was a stir in Courtroom No. 1 of London's Old Bailey that was immediately hushed by cries of "Silence!" The official continued by asking the verdict for all four defendants. Each time the reply was "Not guilty." Then the official asked for...

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