Law: Two and Two Equal Not Guilty

A federal judge beats the "daylights "out of a bribery prosecution

Alcee Hastings had made history before. The son of domestic servants, he had risen fast to become, at 43, the first black named to the federal bench in Florida. Last week, three years later, he sat as the defendant when a jury of ten whites and two blacks filed into the Miami federal courtroom, after deliberating 17½ hours, to announce their verdict on charges of bribery-conspiracy and obstruction of justice. He hoped that he was not about to go into the history books again,...

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