ARTHUR KINOY*

Excerpted from Biographical Dictionary of the Left by Francis X. Gannon


"Treason doth never prosper. What's the reason? Why, when it prospers, none dare call it treason."
--- Sir John Harrington


To better position America for the unfolding socialist world order, the National Conference of The Center for Voting and Democracy (CV&D) sponsored a two-day November '95 gathering in Boston. The theme was: "From Here to Democracy; Charting a Course for Political Reform." Among others sharing the Moderator duties for this affair were Joseph Zimmerman, SUNY-Albany; Frances Fox Piven, CUNY and Institute for Policy Studies-Transnational Institute; William Redpath, Libertarian Party; and one, Arthur Kinoy, Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR).
 

* * * Arthur Kinoy was born on September 20, 1920 in New York City. He married Susan Knopf. He is an alumnus of Harvard University (A.B., 1941) and Columbia Univeristy (LL.B., 1947).

On February 3, 1965, U.S. Senator James O. Eastland (D-MS), chairman of the Senate Internal Security Subcommittee (SISS), recited Kinoy's record on the floor of the Senate:

"In his student days at Harvard, Arthur Kinoy was a member of the national executive committee of the American Student Union, an organization cited as Communist by five different investigating committees. In 1945, he was registered as a member of the American Labor Party ["Communist political front"].

"Later, Kinoy was a representative of the International Workers Order ["subversive and Communist"]. He was attorney for the United Electrical, Radio & Machine Workers Union of America, a communist-controlled union. He has been connected with various other front groups.

"During the investigation by the Senate Internal Security Subcommittee of Communist infiltration among American citizens employed by the United Nations, Mr. Kinoy appeared as counsel for one Alfred J. Van Tassel who claimed his fifth amendment privilege in refusing to testify about his Communist Party affiliations.

"Arthur Kinoy took an active part in the defense of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg, who were executed on June 19, 1953, after conviction of atomic espionage. Kinoy made two last-minute efforts to save the Rosenbergs from execution. Another motion to stay the execution pending appeal of the decision was likewise denied.

"Arthur Kinoy was honored by the New York Committee for Protection of Foreign Born at a banquet advertised as salute to attorneys. The New York Committee for Protection of Foreign Born is an affiliate of the American Committee for Protection of Foreign Born ["subversive and Communist" - "one of the oldest auxiliaries of the Communist Party in the United States" - under the "complete domination" of the Communist Party].

"In 1958, Arthur Kinoy was associated with the law firm of Donner, Kinoy & Perlin, a firm which received payments from various Communist groups in the 1950s, including the Committee for Justice for Morton Sobell and Labor Youth League.

"Kinoy has been associated with the National Lawyers Guild["the foremost legal bulwark of the Communist Party, its front organizations, and controlled unions"] for a long time. He was national vice president of that organization in 1954. Ten years later, he was still active in the work of the National Lawyers Guild. The June 13, 1964 issue of the Michigan Chronicle, a weekly Detroit newspaper in the Negro community, reported Kinoy as having participated in a conference sponsored by the National Lawyers Guild Committee for Legal Assistance in the South, the purpose of the conference being to brief attorneys on legal problems confronting civil rights demonstrators in Mississippi."

In 1964, Kinoy became a professor of law at Rutgers University. From 1964 until 1967, he was a partner in the law firm of Kunstler, Kunstler & Kinoy of New York City. He has been counsel for the radical-leftist Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) and the leftist Southern Conference Educational Fund. He has been affiliated with the Emergency Civil Liberties Committee ["Communist front" - "subversive"]. In 1966, he was a speaker at the annual dinner of the Communists' National Guardian. He has done legal work for the radical-leftist American Civil Liberties Union.

In 1966, Kinoy's disruptive conduct during a hearing of the House Committee on Un-American Activities resulted in his ejection from the hearing room and subsequent conviction for disorderly conduct. In 1968, the U.S. Court of Appeals overturned the conviction.

In the years since, and for the most part, Kinoy has been active in the Law Center for Constitutional Rights, an organization of lawyers committed to provide free legal aid for campus revolutionaries, black militants, and those others intent on altering the American social order.


*NOTE TO THE READER

Phrases contained in quotation marks, characterizing various organizations and publications, are quoted from Guide toSubversive Organizations and Publications, prepared and realeased by the Committee on Un-American Activities of theU.S. House of Representatives, December 1, 1961. Most of the reports in that publication are in turn verbatim quotationsfrom reports of Federal government and Congressional authorities, namely, the committee itself (HCUA), the SenateJudiciary Committee and its Internal Security Subcommittee, and the Subversive Activities Control Board; and from lettersto the Loyalty Review Board from United States Attorneys General.


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