Famed director and choreographer Busby Berkeley sitting in court to face three murder charges after he caused a car accident that resulted in fatalities after leaving a cocktail party. Witnesses reported smelling alcohol on Berkeley's breath at the time.
A.L. Wirin and Saburo Kido filed a brief together in 1944 representing the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL), in Korematsu v. United States. Ochikubo, a dentist, was the plaintiff in Ochikubo v. Bonesteel, a 1944 federal lawsuit challenging the Western Defense Command's continued exclusion of Japanese Americans from the West Coast. Kido was an attorney and the wartime president of the JACL. Wirin was an ACLU attorney and chief counsel for the JACL during and after World War II.
The grand jury during a case against Racine Oil Co. President Jack Allen. Allen, along with three others originally, was accused of evading the state gasoline tax by insisting that gas had been exported out of state, when it was really sold to local retailers. The case was eventually dismissed
Betty Hardaker sits with her brother, Samuel Karnes, Jr., at the trial for the murder of her daughter. A group of unidentified people stand in the back of the room with others who are seated. Mrs. Hardaker was convicted of murdering her 5 year old daughter, Geraldine Hardaker, in a Montebello park washroom. The jury convicted her of committing the crime while of unsound mind.