Saturday, May 04, 2002

vote for famous trials

The Famous Trials web site of Doug Linder is filled with writing about many of the most publicized legal battles of all time. Some extremely well written articles are joined by great links to other resources on the cases. For instance, in addition to giving us an insight filled view into the Scopes trial, Linder includes, amongst many others, a link to a first-hand account of the trial by H.L. Mencken.

While this site has been around a while, and has received accolades from around the web, the author is asking for input about new trials he is considering adding. The trials being considered are:
  • Bounty Mutineers Court-Martial (1792)

  • John Brown Trial (1859)

  • Triangle Shirtwaist Fire Trial (1911)

  • Charles Manson Trial (1970-71)

  • Patty Hearst Trial (1976)
The top two vote getters will be added to the site.