History of the Federal Judiciary

History of the Federal Judiciary

  The Chicago Seven Conspiracy Trial
by Bruce A. Ragsdale, Director, Federal Judicial History Office, Federal Judicial Center

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The Chicago Seven Conspiracy Trial: A Short Narrative

The Federal Courts and Their Jurisdiction

The Judicial Process: A Chronology

Legal Questions Before the Courts

Legal Arguments in Court


Media Coverage and Public Debates

Historical Documents



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