TITLE

The Secret Trial Of John Connally

AUTHOR(S)
Graham, Fred
PUB. DATE
June 1975
SOURCE
New Republic;6/21/75, Vol. 172 Issue 25, p7
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reports on the secret bribery trial of former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury John Connally. Legal charges framed in the trial; Reasons for the maintenance of secrecy in trial from the press; Secret rulings made by the chief judge George L. Hart, in the Connally case; Statement of the judge in response to the allegation made on the fairness of the judgment for the Secretary on the basis of racial discrimination; Information on the starting of secret trial of John Connally on January 17 1975; Information on preference of Judge Hart towards lawyer Edward Bennett Williams; Report on the prosecution suggesting that Connally had once offered President Nixon a payoff in the form of Texas oil; Demand of attorney Williams to abort the trial and transfer it to another city; Refusal of Judge Hart to stop the trial; Focus on the record that discloses that Judge Hart was told that he had filed a demand under the Freedom of Information Act.
ACCESSION #
9984409

 

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