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Contempt of Court: The Turn Of-The-Century Lynching That Launched 100 Years of Federalism ePub download

by Leroy Phillips,Mark Curriden

  • Author: Leroy Phillips,Mark Curriden
  • ISBN: 0571199526
  • ISBN13: 978-0571199525
  • ePub: 1124 kb | FB2: 1331 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Americas
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber; 1st edition (September 1, 1999)
  • Pages: 276
  • Rating: 4.1/5
  • Votes: 738
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Contempt of Court: The Turn Of-The-Century Lynching That Launched 100 Years of Federalism ePub download

Contempt of Court should join the handful of books such as Anthony Lewis’ Gideon’s Trumpet as required reading . Provocative, thorough, and gripping, Contempt of Court is a long-overdue look at events that clearly depict the peculiar and tenuous relationship between justice and the law.

Contempt of Court should join the handful of books such as Anthony Lewis’ Gideon’s Trumpet as required reading for anyone who wants to understand how the Constitution protects individual citizens. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. From the Inside Flap. In this profound and fascinating book, the authors revisit an overlooked Supreme Court decision that changed forever how justice is carried out in the United States.

Mark Curriden, Leroy Phillips. He practiced law for 44 years before retiring in 2005. His book, Contempt of Court, co-authored with Mark Curriden, won the American Bar Associations Silver Gavel Award for excellence in media and the arts in 2000. In this profound & fascinating book, the authors revisit an overlooked Supreme Court decision that changed forever how justice is carried out in the United States. In 1906, Ed Johnson was the innocent black man found guilty of the brutal rape of Nevada Taylor, a white woman, & sentenced to die in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

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Curriden and Phillips, Contempt of Court, 213-214 Contempt of court: the turn-of-the-century lynching that launched 100 years of federalism. Faber and Faber, Inc. Waldrep, Christopher (2001).

Curriden and Phillips, Contempt of Court, 213-214. Waldrep, p. 146. ^ "Read about the lynching of Ed Johnson in Chattanooga". Tennessee 4 Me. The Tennessee State Museum. Contempt of court: the turn-of-the-century lynching that launched 100 years of federalism.

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Contempt of Court: The Turn-of-the-Century Lynching that Launched 100 Years of Federalism. By Mark Curriden and Leroy Phillips Jr. (New York: Faber and Faber, c. 1999.

The case by which the U.S. Supreme Court declared itself the highest court in the land.

When Ed Johnson, a black man, was wrongly convicted in 1906 of rape and sentenced to death in Tennessee, Supreme Court Justice John Marshall Harlan issued a stay of execution, declaring that Johnson's right to a fair trial had been violated and that he had been railroaded through the criminal justice system. The interference of the Supreme Court was not well received back in Chattanooga. A violent mob answered this federal "interference" by dragging Johnson from his jail cell, beating him, and hanging him from a bridge. Local police did nothing to prevent the lynching, nor were any members of the mob arrested. For the first and only time in history, an enraged Supreme Court conducted a criminal trial to enforce its authority. It brought criminal contempt of court charges against the sheriff, his deputies, and members of the lynch mob.

The first book written about these highly charged events, Contempt of Court raises issues of federalism versus states' rights that are as timely today as they were ninety years ago. Johnson's case led to a precedent-setting criminal trial that is unique in the annals of American jurisprudence. Mark Curriden and Leroy Phillips's riveting tale will prove essential reading for all interested in understanding how American justice works.

Taun
A wonderful book, which chronicles a painful time in our Nation's history. Curriden and Phillips have taken the events which led to the death of just one more poor Black man (one of far too many during that era) and explained how this incident rekindles and reaffirms the notion of the supremacy of Federal law.
A book for normal people, not just lawyers or those interested in the law or civil rights. It makes a potentially dry concept (the relationship betweenm the states and the Federal government) come to life. More importantly, its shows just how essential the concept of Federalism can be.
Should be required reading for anyone who decries the "meddlesome, activist Federal judges".
Thabel
Great book. Very please with service.
Error parents
I cannot believe I made it through a liberal arts education and law school without knowing about this story. That this is such a recent part of our history is sad and amazing. I look forward to someone making a movie out of this well-written book so that the masses will be exposed to it. This book should be read by anyone who has the slightest interest in our legal system.
Jan
This is a book that stays on your mind for a long time.
Bumand
thanks!
Gavirim
Mark Curriden and Leroy Phillips, Jr. in Contempt of Court look at the case of Ed Johnson, a black man given a stay of exection by Supreme Court Justice John Marshall Harlan after he was tried and convicted for rape in a misguided and injudicial trial. The Supreme Court was ignored and the poor man was lynched which provoked the Supreme Court to the unusual action of becoming involved. This is a well written and exciting telling of the events and will carry the reader along on a wave of outrage. It is sure to be turned into an exciting film. It does not, unfortunately, tell the whole story of lynching, nor is to trying to. This one action by the Supreme Court belies the inactivity of the court and the justice system to stem the tide of lynching and racial injustice. But that story is told in other books and the reader will find this particular book a fascinating footnote on legal and racial history in America, both good and bad.
Lianeni
Contempt of Court shines light into one of darkest chapters of America's race relations. Curriden and Phillips deserves high kudos for uncovering the sad story of Ed Johnson and revealing its significance to modern race relations. Like all good history writing Curriden and Phillips make us care about their characters. Set in the late Southern Reconstruction period in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Contempt of Court covers quite of a bit of intellectual territory without being over bearing, including: early 20th century Southern race relations, Supreme Court process, the terror of mob lynching and the impact of journalism of that era. I would highly recommend Contempt of Court to anyone who has an interest in American history. In retrospect, I can't think of a legal case that has had more impact on today's legal system than the trial of Ed Johnson. This case provides the precedent for modern Federalism and the concept that the protection of minority rights supersedes state rights. After finishing Contempt of Court I am left to wonder about how many other important stories from this tragic era are left untold.
I have read a pre-published transcript of this book,and it is an exciting incite into a fasinating event in the history of our country.l suspect like most people,including professional historians,Ihad never heard of these events.I predict a movie will be made of this book.Two African American lawyers in 1906 in a small southern town struggle desperately and with great courge to save the life of a poor illerate Negro acused and convicted of raping a white woman.He is sentenced to death by a bigoted all white jury .At the risk of their lives,the lawyers seek relief in a federal court ,and when it is denied ,they have the intestinal fortitude to seek an appeal to the U S Supreme Court in Washington and 1906 this was a world away.To the astonishment of everyone old Justice John Marshall Harlan grants the appeal and orders a stay of his execution.This''interference'' by the highist court in the land infuriates the local white supremists,and with the acquiesence of the sheriff who is up for reelection,a mob breaks into the jail and succeeds in lynching the poor Black man.On his toomb stone is chiseled his last words to the vicious mob; ''God BLESS YOU ALL.I AM AN INNOCENT MAN.When the Supreme Court reads about the lynching in the Washington Post the next day, they are furious.The Justices persuade President T Roosevelt to send the secret service in Chattanooga Tenn.the small southern town involved.Eventually,and for the first and only time in the history of the U S Supreme Court,the Justices try the sheriff his deputies and members of the mob .I will let you read about what happens in the historical and unprecedented trial.It is worth reading by history experts and by anyone interested in excellent material This one is headed for rewards.
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