BREAKING BLOG NEWS??? WHOA NELLY. A reader reports the 3rd DCA just stayed Judge Blake's order giving all the third degree felony cases in the United States to the three attorneys and two high school students who Rock-n-Roll for ROC. Say it ain't so Joe!!!
Decades and Decades ago we stumbled across a book on the trial of accused Russian spies Ethel And Julius Rosenberg. And so began our fascination with the law.
Guilty or innocent, the treatment and executions of the Rosenbergs marks a low water point in US Criminal Prosecutions.
Now comes a NY Times interview (the title links to the article) with 91 year old Morton Sobell, who served 19 of 30 years in Alcatraz for his conspiracy conviction for espionage with the Rosenbergs. , Sobell states that Julius Rosenberg was in fact guilty of espionage, but that his wife Ethel, who was also convicted, took no part in the espionage other than knowing what her husband was doing.
Sobell also confirms that the sketches of the bomb, made by Ethel Rosenberg's brother-David Greenglass who worked at Los Alamos- and which were turned over by Julius Rosenberg to the Russians, were useless.
Anyway, the article caught our eye.
Here's some political trivia because we're in the mood:
The 1960 Democratic Convention was held where?
Norman Mailer covered the convention. What was the title of his article on the nomination of Kennedy?
Who was Nixon's running mate in 1960?
What city hosted the 1960 Republican convention?
On what number ballot did Kennedy secure the nomination?
In 1956, who did Kennedy lose to in the fight to be the democratic vice presidential nominee?
Two other contenders announced their candidacy in the weeks leading up to the convention. One of them challenged Kennedy to a debate which was televised. Who was that other candidate and before what delegations did they debate?
Reminder- suicide pool players, turn in your picks. We're leaning towards the Seahawks at home over the 49'ers. The Seahawks are bad, but not that bad.