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Federal Bar Council American Inn of Court: Contempt of Court - The Trial of Sheriff Joseph Shipp and the Life of Ed Johnson

March 8, 2016

Speakers: Andrew M. Zeitlin

March 8, 2016

Daniel Patrick Moynihan U.S. Courthouse
500 Pearl Street
Room 850, 8th floor
New York, NY

Andrew Zeitlin joins other lawyers and federal judges in the Second Circuit to provide a look at the only criminal trial conducted in the history of the United States Supreme Court.  

This Federal Bar Council American Inn of Court presentation examines the Supreme Court’s ruling at the beginning of the twentieth century that criminal contempt charges be brought against Sheriff Joseph Shipp and others when Ed Johnson was lynched while in custody.  (The Court had stayed Johnson’s execution when it granted his appeal claiming he had been denied the right to due process.)  

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