Article Title

Indecent literature sale case dismissed

Authors

Newspaper

Capital Journal (Salem)

Date

4-3-1957

Challenged Material

A dame called Murder by Robert Saber; all indecent literature

Reading Level

young adult

Location

Marion County

Participants

District Attorney, Jack St. Clair

Outcome

The trial was dismissed by the District Attorney.

Abstract

Jack St. Clair was on trial because he, as a literature distributor, was indicted by a grand jury for providing indecent literature. The book which he was in trouble over is called "A Dame Called Murder." After the jury ruled 9-3 that he should be acquitted, resulting in a hung jury, the state district attorney's office decided to dismiss the trial.

Keywords

Jack St. Clair, District Attorney, trial, indecent literature, dismissal, "A Dame Called Murder", values, book sales

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