Times Wins Pulitzer for Public Service

May 5, 1942, Comics

May 5, 1942, Times Wins Pulitzer

May 5, 1942: The Times wins a Pulitzer Prize for public service. The prize was awarded after The Times fought contempt of court charges for publishing editorials on pending cases.

The dispute began in 1938 when a group from the Los Angeles bar association went before a Superior Court judge asking that The Times be held in contempt for publishing the editorials in 1937-1938. The U.S. Supreme Court upheld The Times’ right to publish the editorials “and reaffirmed the doctrine of freedom of the press,” The Times said.

The editorials were:

Dec. 21, 1937, on the conviction of 22 in a sit-down strike at the Douglas plant.

Feb, 13, 1938,supporting a guilty verdict in the manslaughter trial of Paul Wright.

April 14, 1938,on the conviction of Helen Werner for soliciting a bribe.

April 16, 1938,on the legal fight between Jackie Coogan and his mother over his earnings as a child actor.

May 5, 1938,opposing probation for two Teamsters members convicted of assaulting nonunion truck drivers.

May 5, 1942, Times Wins Pulitzer

May 5, 1942, Times Wins Pulitzer

May 5, 1942, Times Wins Pulitzer

May 5, 1942, Times Wins Pulitzer

About lmharnisch

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1 Response to Times Wins Pulitzer for Public Service

  1. BR says:

    Hmm. A $1500 scholarship to “Lucas Foss of New York City” so that he may pursue studies in music. Poor spelling, but an excellent investment!

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