Law and Justice, 1920-1929

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Editor: Cynthia Rose
Date: 2004
American Decades Primary Sources
From: American Decades Primary Sources(Vol. 3: 1920-1929. )
Publisher: Gale
Document Type: Topic overview
Pages: 1
Content Level: (Level 4)
Lexile Measure: 1180L

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Scott A. Merriman

Entries are arranged in chronological order by date of primary source. For entries with one primary source, the entry title is the same as the primary source title. Entries with more than one primary source have an overall entry title, followed by the titles of the primary sources.


Important Events in Law and Justice, 1920–1929 … 318


Gitlow v. New York

Edward Sanford and Oliver Wendell
Holmes Jr., June 8, 1920 … 321

The Black Sox Scandal … 323

"The Black Sox Trial: Trial Summations"
Lawyers for prosecution and defense, July 29, 1921

Statement of Commissioner Landis
Kenesaw Mountain Landis, August 4, 1921

Eugene Debs' Release

"Debs Is Released, Prisoners Joining
Crowd in Ovation"; "The Release of Debs"
The New York Times, December 26, 1921 … 327

Bailey v. Drexel Furniture Company

William Howard Taft, May 15, 1922 … 331

"Criminal Justice in Cleveland"

Felix Frankfurter and Roscoe Pound, 1922 … 334

Two Perspectives on the Scopes Trial … 337

Tennessee v. John T. Scopes
Clarence Darrow, William Jennings
Bryan, July 9, 1925
"'The Monkey Trial': A Reporter's Account"
H.L. Mencken, 1925

Downfall of "Grand Dragon" David C. Stephenson … 347

"Indiana Assembly Linked to 'Dragon'"
Associated Press, November 10, 1925

"Finds Ex-Klan Head Murdered Woman"
Associated Press, November 15, 1925

"Stephenson Receives Sentence for Life"
Associated Press, November 17, 1925

Corrigan v. Buckley

Edward Sanford, May 24, 1926 … 352

Nixon v. Herndon

Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., March 7, 1927 … 355

Buck v. Bell

Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., May 2, 1927 … 357

Whitney v. California

Louis D. Brandeis, May 16, 1927 … 360

Olmstead v. U.S.

Louis D. Brandeis, June 4, 1928 … 364

"7 Chicago Gangsters Slain By Firing Squad of Rivals, Some in Police Uniforms"

The New York Times, February 15, 1929 … 366

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Gale Document Number: GALE|CX3490200514