Law Makers, Law Breakers, and Uncommon Trials

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American Bar Association, 2007 - Law - 422 pages
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From the divine right of Charles I to the civil rights struggle of Rosa Parks, 25 non-fiction stories provide a panorama of people whose actions helped form our legal system and our world. Constitution makers, Civil War enemies, Irish rebels, World War II Nazis, murder and passion, art and prejudice appear in a page-turner that reads like a mystery novel. Did Dr. Samuel Mudd participate in the Lincoln assassination? Was Captain Charles McVay III responsible for the sinking of the USS Indianapolis? Did Levi Weeks kill pretty Elma Sands? Read about unknown founder James Wilson and Hitler's lawyer, Hans Frank. Discover the back stories of landmark cases and enjoy the cross examination and trial skills of lawyers in top form.
 

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Contents

The King Who Lost His Head The Trial of Charles I
3
James Wilson An Unknown American Founder
15
The 1798 Sedition Act Presidents Party Prosecutes Press
31
Signed Sealed but Not Delivered Marbury v Madison
43
Dividing a Nation
53
Justice Benjamin Curtis and Dred Scott
55
The Long Strange Case of Dr Samuel Mudd The Lincoln Assassination
73
The Unusual Judah P Benjamin
89
Fighting Nazi Injustice
215
Hans Frank Hitlers Lawyer
217
The Ardeatine Caves
237
Massacre at OradoursurGlane
247
Exodus The Trial
261
Zigzag The Sinking of the USS Indianapolis
275
The Prejudice Trials
293
Schumann v Wieck The Battle for Clara
295

Passion and Murder in America
101
The Life and Death of George Wythe I Am Murdered
103
The Trial of Levi Weeks Hamilton and Burr for the Defense
115
Wild Bill Hickok The Two Trials of Jack McCall
133
Justice Stephen Field Justice David Terry and Sarah Althea Hill
147
Mountain Meadows Massacre
161
Defending Irish Rebels
173
A Punctuation Mark Rex v Casement
175
The Spelling Game Russells CrossExamination of Pigott
201
Whistler v Ruskin A Question of Art
303
Sir Edward Carson CrossExamines Oscar Wilde
319
United States of America against One Book Entitled Ulysses by James Joyce
337
Pride and Prejudice The Dark Side of Henry Ford
351
Rosa Parks An American Icon
367
Bibliography
385
Index
397
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