National Affairs: Two Decisions

This week the U.S. Supreme Court:

¶ Reversed the 1950 perjury-conspiracy conviction of Harry Bridges, party-lining boss of Pacific Coast longshoremen. The U.S. district court in San Francisco had found Bridges guilty of lying when he told a 1945 naturalization hearing that he was not a Communist. Without passing on Bridges' truthfulness, the Supreme Court held that his indictment was null & void because the statute of limitations had run out on the charge against him.

¶ Ruled that homeowners could not be sued for failing to abide by restrictive racial covenants in selling their properties,...

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