History of the Federal Judiciary

History of the Federal Judiciary

  The Chicago Seven Conspiracy Trial
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The Conspiracy Trial. Eds., Judy Clavir and John Spitzer. Indianapolis, IN: Bobbs-Merrill Co., 1970.

Danelski, David J. “The Chicago Conspiracy Trial.” In Theodore L. Becker, ed.
Political Trials. Indianapolis, IN: Bobbs-Merrill Co., 1971, 134–80.

Ely, James W., Jr. “The Chicago Conspiracy Case.” In Michal R. Belknap, ed.
American Political Trials. Westport: Greenwood Press, 1981, pp. 233–53.

Epstein, Jason.
The Great Conspiracy Trial: An Essay on Law, Liberty and the Constitution. New York: Random House, 1970.

Hayden, Tom.
Reunion: A Memoir. New York: Random House, 1988.

Hayden, Tom.
Trial. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1970.

Hoffman, Abbie.
Soon to be a Major Motion Picture. New York: Perigee Books, 1980.

Kinoy, Arthur, Helene E. Schwartz & Doris Peterson.
Conspiracy on Appeal: Appellate Brief on Behalf of the Chicago Eight. New York: Agathon Publication Services, Inc., 1971.

Lahav, Pnina. “Law and Character: Chicago Conspiracy Trial: Character and Judicial Discretion,”
University of Colorado Law Review (2000), 1327.

Lahav, Pnina. “Theater in the Courtroom: The Chicago Conspiracy Trial,”
Cardozo Studies in Law and Literature 16 (Fall 2004), 381.

Lukas, J. Anthony.
The Barnyard Epithet and Other Obscenities: Notes on the Chicago Conspiracy Trial. New York: Harper and Row, 1970.

Mailer, Norman.
Miami and the Siege of Chicago: An Informal History of the Republican and Democratic Conventions of 1968. New York: World Publishing, 1968.

Raskin, Jonah.
For the Hell of It: The Life and Times of Abbie Hoffman. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1996.

Rubin, Jerry.
Growing (Up) at Thirty-seven. New York: M. Evans and Co., 1976.

Schultz, John.
The Chicago Conspiracy Trial. New York: DaCapo Press, 1993.

Seale, Bobby.
The Lonely Rage: The Autobiography of Bobby Seale. New York: Times Books, 1978.

Conspiracy in the Streets: The Extraordinary Trial of the Chicago Eight. Edited with an Introduction by Jon Weiner. New York: The New Press, 2006.

Rights in Conflict. Convention Week in Chicago, August 25–29, 1968. A Report submitted by Daniel Walker, Director of the Chicago Study Team, to the National Commission on the Causes and Prevention of Violence. Introduction by Max Frankel. New York: E.P. Dutton, 1968.


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