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Wednesday, 23 June 2021 22:36

OPINION: Breaking a broken rule

During her 1927 obscenity trial, the judge reportedly asked Mae West if she was "trying to show contempt for this court?”

West infamously quipped, "I was trying my best to conceal it."

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One of the 21st century's greatest heroines is behind bars again, held in contempt by federal judge Claude M. Hilton for refusing to help prosecutors trump up charges against the journalists who published information she paid dearly for giving them.

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