“pure Rumanian Blood” Set As Yardstick for Lawyers’ Union

Evicting dissenters from the hall, the Union of Rumanian Lawyers decided at a general meeting today to bar from membership all persons not of “pure Rumanian blood.”

The official bar organization, seeking to overcome constitutional prohibitions on discrimination against minorities, decided to exclude Jews by striking them off the registers “on technical grounds.”

Democratic lawyers opposed to the move, after they had been expelled from the meeting, held a separate conference and sent a telegram to King Carol protesting against the action of the union.

Under the decision adopted, Jews will be struck off the membership registers on the ground of “technical errors,” which will be established arbitrarily. A special committee was named to revise the registrations to find the “technical errors.”

Disbarred lawyers have the right to appeal to the courts. There has been no indication as to whether or not the courts will consider such eliminations legal.

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