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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 17, 1911, Image 2

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will be compelled to await the final decision of the highest "court on
the issue raised. ,.
In case, however, he decides in favor of the government, an
appeal by the packers is certain.
In that event, phe government attorneys insist that the actual
trial to determine the guilt or innocence of the packers could pro
ceed before Judge Carpenter, unless explicitly stopped by Judge
Kohlsaat or an appeal court.
The attorneys for the packers insist that the filing of an appeal
by the packers in case of a decision-against them would act auto
matically in stopping the trial UefoTe Carpenter.
That the Beef Trust lawyers believe with the government Jthat
Judge Kohlsaat intends to quash the writ was made evident today
when Attorney Mayer said;
"In the event Your Honor quashes the writ, we shall pray an
appeal and raise the same questionsfor review that we have raised
here." '
Attorney Mayer also argued, that it would be good policy to
have the constitutionality of the penal section of the Sherman law
go before the Supreme Court now, so that tfie "unsettled condition,
of "business now obtaining might be 'relieved." -
o o -r
The Plain Eriglish Story of" the Legal Flimflam and Flapdoodle
That Is Going On In the Federal Courts Under the Nose of
the People. -
Let's forget about the legal flimflam and see just what's hap
pening in the Beef Trust case.
Nine millionaires are charged with criminal constraint in re-
straint of trade. ,
That is with conspiracy to rob YOU by boosting the price
of meat.
The penalty for this is one year in jail.
Judge Carpenter of the Federal 'District Court set the trial of
the millionaires for Monday. ,
The Beef Trust Hogs were in the very shadow of the jail.
So the smart Beef Trust attorneys went over Judge Carpen-1
ter's head to Judge Christian C. Kohlsaat. '
NOT to ask him to decide if they are or are not guilty of rob
bing YOU.
BUT, to ask him to decide that the law under which they are
charged with robbing YQU4 is UNCONSTITUTIONAL .

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