Book Discussion on Contempt of Court

Mr. Curriden talked about his book, Contempt of Court: The Turn-of-the-Century Lynching That Launched 100 Years of Federalism,… read more

Mr. Curriden talked about his book, Contempt of Court: The Turn-of-the-Century Lynching That Launched 100 Years of Federalism, published by Faber and Faber. The author explained that the book is really the story of the two black lawyers who defended their client, Ed Johnson, against a rape charge in Tennessee in 1906. His case would have been the first criminal case argued before the U.S. Supreme Court, but Johnson was lynched before the case could be heard. The case influenced Sixth Amendment rulings and increased the power of federal courts. After his prepared remarks Mr. Curriden responded to questions from the audience. close

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Book Discussion on Contempt of Court

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jan 8, 2000
Last Aired:
Sep 21, 2003

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  • Jan 08, 2000 | 11:00pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 09, 2000 | 8:00pm EST | C-SPAN 2
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