PENNSYLVANIA: Earle's Brawl

Governor George Howard Earle, who pictures himself as Pennsylvania's counterpart of Franklin Roosevelt, once hailed the latter's plan to New Dealize the U. S. Supreme Court as "the greatest advance for democracy in our lifetime." Last week Mr. Earle, embroiled in a fight to clear his name of grave charges (political corruption, blackmail, extortion, conspiracy to defraud the Commonwealth), turned on Pennsylvania's Supreme Court, said it was threatening a "judicial dictatorship" like the Inquisition, the Bloody Assizes, the Court of the Star Chamber. He urged a special session of the Pennsylvania General Assembly to investigate not only him but...

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