The Law: Anarchy in Tacoma

I have no doubt my daily prayers for strength and guidance to be calm, understanding and patient in this case and to do that which is fair and just in the sight of our heavenly Father have been answered.

—U.S. District Judge George Boldt

Thus assured of the wisdom of his action, Judge Boldt last week dealt with the "Seattle Seven"—the young protesters accused of conspiring to damage a federal courthouse in Seattle last winter. After declaring a mistrial in the Tacoma proceedings, Judge Boldt summarily convicted the seven of contempt, and ordered them to serve one or more six-month jail terms. Then...

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