Bureaucracy: A Ticket to Deride

A Ticket to Deride

Legal controversy is familiar ground to Ralph Ginzburg. Thus the self- publicizing publisher, who became a cause celebre when he spent eight months in jail in 1972 on obscenity and pandering charges for sending his Eros magazine through the mails, was greatly offended by the wording on a federal traffic ticket he received last summer. At a national park in Queens, N.Y., Ginzburg, who had a foot injury, was granted permission to leave his car in a section reserved for the handicapped. Upon returning, he found a ticket marked "Violator's Copy." Notes Ginzburg, no neophyte when it comes to legal nuance:...

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