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Famous Trials
Source: University of Missouri-Kansas City, School of Law

Documentation and summaries of some of the most famous trials from 399 B.C. to present, as compiled and written by Professor Douglas Linder. Information for many trials includes newspaper accounts, trial records including transcripts, Supreme Court arguments and decisions, letters or diary entries, images, chronologies, and Linder's summaries. Trials include: Trial of Socrates, Trial of Jesus, Trial of Galileo, Salem Witchcraft Trials, John Peter Zenger Trial, Boston Massacre Trials, Mutiny on the Bounty Court-Martial, Burr Conspiracy Trial, Amistad Trials, Dakota Conflict Trials, Lincoln Conspiracy Trial, Johnson Impeachment Trial, Susan Anthony Trial, Louis Riel Trial, Lizzie Borden Trial, Three Trials of Oscar Wilde, Bill Haywood Trial, Sheriff Shipp Trial, Triangle Fire Trial, Black Sox Trial, Sacco-Vanzetti Trial, Leopold and Loeb Trial, Scopes "Monkey" Trial, Sweet Trials, Scottsboro Boys Trials, Hauptmann (Lindbergh) Trial, Nuremberg Trials, Alger Hiss Trials, Rosenberg Trial, Lenny Bruce Trial, Mississippi Burning Trial, Chicago 7 Trial, My Lai Courts Martial, Charles Manson Trial, John Hinckley Jr. Trial, Chamberlain "Dingo" Trial, McMartin Preschool Trial, LAPD Officers' (King Beating) Trial, O.J. Simpson Trial.
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The Rodney King Beating Trials
Source: University of Pittsburgh School of Law

Discussion of the Rodney King beating incident which occurred during the 1991 Los Angeles riots, authored by Professor Douglas Linder of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law. Includes an analysis of the subsequent trials involving LA police officers, excerpts of testimony, and a description of key evidence, including the video.
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Dentists Sued in Texas Over Mercury Fillings
Source: Vaccination News

An article by Dick Stanley, for the Cox News Service, which describes the suit filed by California lawyer Shawn Khorrami, on behalf of an autistic boy, against the American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association, dentist Taylor McKewen, and many corporations that manufacture amalgam fillings. The suit alleged that fillings containing mercury caused autism in Cody Wyatt Botter.
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Ted Kaczynski/Unabomber
Source: by Farlex

Information about Unabomber Ted Kaczynski, including his biography, manifesto, bombings, and apprehension and trial.
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Exploring Amistad
Source: Mystic Seaport, The Museum of America and the Sea

Information on the Amistad case, including the Atlantic and Cuban slave trades, the revolt on the Amistad, the subsequent Amistad trials occuring in 1839 through 1841, the people involved in the Amistad case, and the case's place in history. Includes a timeline of legal proceedings.
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