Editorial on Judge George Leighton criticizing two rulings (1965). — Allen and Scott discuss two cases over which Judge George Leighton presided with unusual outcomes.
In the first, two Puerto Rican defendants were acquitted after disfiguring a police officer while resisting arrest.
In the second, Leighton granted Sam DeStefano a new trial after a jury returned a verdict against DeStefano in a witness tampering case.
The column also discusses an election fundraising technique.