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On This Date in Legal History

In 1964 James Chaney, Andy Goodman and Michael Schwerner traveled to Mississippi to help African-Americans register to vote, but in the process were murdered. The United States Justice Department filed charges against eighteen defendants for violating the civil rights of … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On August 4, 1735, the trial of publisher John Peter Zenger took place at the site where Federal Hall sits today in Manhattan. The case arose because Zenger printed the New-York Weekly Journal, which was critical of the Governor of … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On January 3-4, 1935, Charles Lindbergh testified at Bruno Richard Hauptmann’s criminal trial. Hauptmann was accused of kidnapping Lindbergh’s son. You can read Lindbergh’s testimony at http://goo.gl/tJ2zeG. On February 13, 1935, Hauptmann was convicted and sentenced to death. Read more about … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

In 1971 Daniel Ellsberg, a Pentagon analyst, turned over to the New York Times, Washington Post, and other newspapers, a classified file widely known as the “Pentagon Papers”.  The file revealed  that the government was providing the American public with … Continue reading

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Courtroom Illustrations

In many jurisdictions cameras aren’t permitted inside the courtroom, so sketch artists are relied upon to capture, visually, what happens at court proceedings. This past week the Library of Congress acquired 96 courtroom illustrations, sketched by well-known artists Aggie Kenny, … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On January 8, 1973, the Watergate break-in trial began against seven defendants. Five defendants ended up pleading guilty, two were convicted.  Learn more at former President Ford’s library at http://goo.gl/Fli5DN, or by reading this Washington Post article from January 31, 1973, … Continue reading

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Scopes Was Found Guilty Today in 1925

On July 21, 1925, John T. Scopes was found guilty of teaching evolution.  He was fined $100.  Read more at http://www.lawsuitgame.com/blog/?p=2353.

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Scopes Was Found Guilty Today in 1925

John T. Scopes was found guilty of teaching evolution on this day in 1925.  He was fined $100.  Read more at http://www.lawsuitgame.com/blog/?p=2353.

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