headed the legal team that put together the
motion for a new trial in 1952, two years after
Alger Hiss's conviction. Despite Judge
Goddard's refusal to give him subpoena
power to get typewriter records, Lane was able
to cast doubt on, among other things, the Woodstock
typewriter placed in evidence by the defense
(implying it may have been a deliberate plant);
on Whittaker Chambers'
amended story that he left
the Communist Party in 1938; on the
likelihood that the State Department documents
were typed when Chambers had said they were.
Judge Goddard refused to grant a hearing on