COURT: Bring the jury in.
CLERK: Will the jurors please answer as their names are called? (Juror's names called by the clerk.)
CLERK: Mr. Foreman, have you agreed upon a verdict?
FOREMAN: Yes, your Honor, we have.
CLERK: How say you?
FOREMAN: We, the jury, find Julius Rosenberg guilty as charged. We, the jury, find Ethel Rosenberg guilty as charged. We, the jury, find Morton Sobell guilty as charged.
CLERK: Members of the jury, listen to your verdict as it stands recorded. You say you find the defendant Julius Rosenberg guilty, Ethel Rosenberg guilty, and Morton Sobell guilty and so say you all?
E. H. BLOCH: If he Court please, I ask that the jury be polled as to each defendant.
COURT: Very well.
CLERK: Member of the jury, listen to your verdict as it stands recorded as to Julius Rosenberg. You say you find Julius Rosenberg guilty--
COURT: Ask each one as to each defendant. Do you find Julius Rosenberg, Ethel Rosenberg and Morton Sobell guilty, Mr. Lebonitte?
FOREMAN: Yes, your Honor.
The clerk polled the jury and each of the jurors confirmed the announced verdict.
CLERK: The jury has been polled.
E. H. BLOCH: If the Court please, I would like to ask leave to make any motions with respect to the jury verdict--
COURT: On the day of sentence.
COURT: My opinion is that your verdict is a correct verdict, and what I was particularly pleased about was the time which you took to deliberate in this case. I must say that as an individual I cannot be happy because it is a sad day for America. tthe thought that citizens of our country would lend themselves to the destruction of their own country by the most destructive weapon known to man is so shocking that I can't find words to describe this loathsome offense.
PROSECUTOR: The conviction of the defendants in a criminal case is no occasion for exultation. It has been said that the Government never loses a case--because if there is a conviction the guilty are punished, and if there is an acquittal, the presumption of innocence must permanently prevail. The conviction of these defendants, however, is an occasion for sober reflection. That you the jury so considered it is evidence from the fact that you deliberated for six and a half hours last night, and the nature of your requests as to the evidence and the identity of the witnesses amongst other things demonstrates that you complied throughout with the instructions of the learned Court; and that your conclusion is a mature, a reflected one. . . . The jury's verdict is a ringing answer of our democratic society to those who would destroy it. First, because a full, fair, open and complete trial--in sound American tradition--was given to a group of people who represented perhaps the sharpest secret eyes of our enemies. They were given every opportunity to present every defense and I would fight at all times for their right to defend themselves freely and vigorously. Secondly, your verdict is a warning that our democratic society, while maintaining its freedom, can nevertheless fight back against treasonable activities....
BLOCH: I want to extend my appreciation to the Court for its courtesies, and again I repeat I want to extend my appreciation for the courtesies extended to me by Mr. Saypol and the members of his staff, as well as the members of the FBI, and I would like to say to the jury that a lawyer does not always win a case; all that a lawyer expects is a jury to decide a case on the evidence with mature deliberation. I feel satisfied by reason of the length of time that you took for your deliberations, as well as the questions asked during the course of your deliberations that you examined very carefully the evidence and came to a certain conclusion.
COURT: Thank you.
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