The Irony of the Peters Case

Gilbert, Brian
June 1955
New Republic;6/13/55, Vol. 132 Issue 24, p11
The article presents information regarding a court case of John Punnett Peters, senior professor of medicine at Yale University. In dealing with employees accused of being security risks, the government has elected to use a hearing, procedure rather than a peremptory or pink-slip discharge. It asserts that the hearing is both fairer and more desirable for two reasons: it affords the employee an opportunity to defend himself, even though his accusers are invisible, and it protects the government from the loss of assets when the defense is successful.


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