Trials Chapters

Courtroom battles often produce sensational scenes resulting in curious spectators and endless news coverage. From ancient to modern times, trials attract significant attention. This collection explores some of the most-fascinating.

Since 1965, PG&E knows their plants are putting harmful chemicals into the environment, but does not admit it for 22 years.

The colonists balk at English rule, laying the groundwork for the revolution and questions about the imposition of laws.

Wallace is found guilty ofhigh treasonand crimes against English civilians and sentenced to death.

Oliver Powers, father of the downed U-2 pilot, first conceives the idea that his son could be exchanged for Rudolf Abel. In other words: Exchange a sp...

Penn goes "against the crown" and must defend himself in London's Old Bailey.

Jacob Abrams and fellow Russian socialists suffer arrest and trial for speaking and writing against US-government actions.

A note in the purported Maybrick "Ripper" diary indicates that after the writer leaves the Whitechapel area, he kills a victim in Manchester, England.

Oliver Wendell Holmes writes a Supreme Court decision which allows people to say what they think but not necessarily avoid punishment.

Wyatt Earp, a lawman, is arrested and charged with murdering Frank McLaury, Tom McLaury and Billy Clanton.

A Swedish judge ensures that Frank is returned to America rather than Italy; using the toilet hatch, Frank escapes from the plane.

Convicted of murder, Webster is given a death sentence.

Maybrick's illness coincides with the Ripper's disappearance during October.

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