THE SUPREME COURT: Decisions, Decisions

In cases ranging from oranges to shotguns, the Supreme Court last week laid down the law in answer to two topical questions:

What Is "Harmless?" Where the gap between day and night temperatures is wide enough, oranges turn orange as they ripen on the trees. But Florida nights average so warm that oranges often remain green even when fully ripe. Since U.S. housewives want orange oranges, the Florida orange industry turns green oranges yellow by exposing them to ethylene gas, then colors them orange with a coal-tar dye called Red 32.

In 1955,...

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