- Paperback: 248 pages
- Publisher: Authorhouse (January 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1414026633
- ISBN-13: 978-1414026633
- Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 13 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,848,931 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Secret Judgment: How the U.S. Government Illegally Executed Julius and Ethel Rosenberg
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Polemic of the biography of the trial of the Rosenbergs, tried and convicted of espionage in the US during the Cold War years.
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Using primary source materials, Mr. Kahn looks beyond the doctrinaire left wing view of Julius Rosenberg as innocent victim and the right wing view that both Rosenbergs divulged crucial atomic secrets. What is exposed is a scheme by the FBI, the AEC and the prosecution, with the assistance of the trial judge Irving Kaufman, to force Julius to cooperate, by threatening both he and his wife with the electric chair. When Julius called their bluff, the government, rather than admit their machinations, executed the pair, knowing that Ethel was innocent and Julius, while guilty of espionage, had not divulged critical information.
Even less well known is the part that the Supreme Court played. Two attorneys, Farmer and Marshall, who had not represented the Rosenbergs at trial, realized that they had been convicted under the wrong statute and that they had been illegally sentenced to death by the sole decision of the trial judge rather than the jury. No justice on the court comes out of this episode unblemished. Liberal "hero" Douglas blocked review on cert. Chief Justice Vinson conspired with Attorney General Brownell to circumvent Douglas' abortive stay of execution. In an unprecedented violation of the Court's operating procedure Douglas' stay was overridden while the Court was out of session, allowing the Rosenberg's execution to go forward.
A fascinating look at a little known episode in the infamous Rosenberg case!
Have you noticed the defense of the Rosenbergs stopped a few years ago? No one made a big deal about it. The mainstream media simply didn't mention the names any more. The defense stopped in 1995, the year The VENONA PROJECT was made public. The Rosenberg's WERE PAID COMMUNISTS ... and this IS on the record !!!! Any guess what Julius Rosenberg's codename was, according to intercepted KGB messages? LIBERAL!!!! Even the communists knew the American Liberal was nothing more than communism's bastard child.
Sen. Joseph McCarthy vindicated! Ann Coulter Rules !!!!
U.S. Government Illegally Executed Julius and Ethel Rosenberg... my arse! Go bark up another tree, Mr.Kenneth Kommie Kahn. Then I will just mosey along the path and piss on that tree too.