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U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Complaint of Excluding Jews from Jury

The United States Supreme Court refused yesterday to examine the complaint of a Jewish physician, who was convicted in Norfolk, Va., of performing an illegal abortion, that Jews were improperly kept off the jury panel.

By its refusal to consider the appeal of Dr. Harold L. Goldman, the Supreme Court left standing as final a decision of October 6, 1965, by the Virginia State Supreme Court of Appeals. The highest state court in Virginia had denied a writ of error to Dr. Goldman who alleged that elimination of Jews from the jury had denied him a fair trial. He now faces a two-year jail sentence in the state penitentiary.