26 ago. 2012

Causas célebres en USA. Case of the Chicago Socialists (1918)

Seymour Stedman
The Case of the Chicago Socialists
Gale, Making of Modern Law, Farmington Hills, Mich 2012, 632 pp

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En esta nueva edición se reproduce la obra de Seymour Stedman (1871-1948), The case of the Chicago socialists : brief for plaintiffs in error in the United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, October term, A.D., Hawkins & Loomis Co.(?), Chicago,1918 (viii, 618 pp.: ill.)
La obra relata el juicio de apelación instado el año 1918 por los acusados, quienes habían sido declarados culpables de conspiración para realizar espionaje.
Resultaron acusados Victor L. Berger (1860-1929), Adolph Germen, William F. Kruse (1891-1952), Irwin St. John Tucker (1886-1982) y John Louis Engdahl (1884-1932). Actuó como attorney William A. Cunnea (1868-1937) y K. M. Landis como Judge.


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