Contempt of Court

Contempt of Court

Author: Leroy Phillips Jr. & Mark Curriden
ISBN 0385720823
Contempt of Court - In 1906, Ed Johnson, an innocent black man, was found guilty of the brutal rape of a white woman in Chattanooga and was sentenced to die. Two black lawyers appealed to the Supreme Court for a stay of execution, and the stay was granted. Frenzied locals responded by lynching Johnson, and what ensued was a breathtaking whirlwind of groundbreaking legal action.
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The Turn-Of-The-Century Lynching That Launched 100 Years of Federalism
 
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