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On This Date in Legal History

On June 16, 1918, Eugene Debs gave a speech intending to encourage others not to join the military. Debs was indicted and convicted by a jury for violating the Espionage Act. The Act made it a crime to obstruct military … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

Clarence Darrow was a prominent, brilliant, criminal lawyer. On March 13, 1938, he passed away. Watch the entertaining movie, Darrow, about this celebrated attorney.

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On This Date in Legal History

Eugene Debs gave a speech intending to encourage others not to join the military. He was indicted and convicted by a jury for violating the Espionage Act. The Act made it a crime to obstruct military recruitment during World War … Continue reading

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The Scopes Trial

On July 10, 1925, criminal proceedings began in the case of the State of Tennessee vs John Thomas Scopes. John Scopes was indicted for teaching the prohibited subject of evolution at a Dayton, Tennessee, public school. A jury found him guilty … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On June 16, 1918, Eugene Debs gave a speech intending to encourage others not to join the military. Debs was indicted and convicted by a jury for violating the Espionage Act. The Act made it a crime to obstruct military … Continue reading

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Remembering Clarence Darrow

Clarence Darrow was a prominent, brilliant, criminal lawyer.  On this date in 1938 he passed away.  Watch an entertaining movie about this celebrated attorney, Darrow, starring Kevin Spacey.

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On This Date in Legal History

On June 16, 1918, Eugene Debs gave a speech intending to encourage others not to join the military.  Debs was indicted and convicted by a jury for violating the Espionage Act.  The Act made it a crime to obstruct military … Continue reading

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The Scopes Trial

The criminal trial against John Scopes began on this date in 1925.  Scopes, a science instructor, was indicted for teaching the prohibited subject of evolution in a Dayton, Tennessee public school.  A jury found him guilty of violating Tennessee’s “Butler … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On June 16, 1918, Eugene Debs gave a speech intending to encourage others not to join the military.  Debs was indicted and convicted by a jury for violating the Espionage Act.  The Act made it a crime to obstruct military … Continue reading

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