"Arthur Person, a workingman in Rockford, Ill., was indicted under the recent act of the Illinois Legislature making it a crime to aid or assist or join a society which advocated the change or overthrow of Government by violence, etc. The case turned on the question of whether the platform and program of the Communist Labor Party advocated the overthrow of Government by force and whether the defendent knew this at the time he became a member. The jury returned a verdict of not guilty."
"The University of Minnesota Law Library is pleased to provide access to an extensive body of information about the great American jurist Clarence Darrow. The site includes an extraordinary collection of personal letters written by and to Clarence Darrow. These letters include correspondence with Darrow's family members as well as with many other prominent individuals who influenced the development of American law during the first half of the 20th Century. In addition, the site has sections focused on both Darrow's famous and lesser known trials. Incorporated throughout the site is commentary about a wide variety of political and social issues that were of importance to Clarence Darrow professionally and personally. The site contains a rich and unique array of material including trial transcripts, cases, articles, books, photos, and narratives about Clarence Darrow's life and legal career."
"Without a doubt, the question, “where do humans come from?” was asked long before Charles Darwin published Origin of Species in 1859. Yet throughout the twentieth century and into the twenty-first century, the debate amongst members of the scientific and religious communities has continued to be a divisive and widely debated topic. The Scopes “Monkey” Trial is perhaps one of the critical events of this controversy and one of the landmark legal decisions of the twentieth century."
Book Sources: Clarence Darrow
A selection of books/e-books available in Trible Library.
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