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In re Eugene V. Debs: The Pullman Strike and American Railway Union Boycott

In the depths of an economic depression, government attorneys seek court orders to halt a strike, and labor leaders defend the right of unions to organize and represent the interests of workers.

Famous Federal Trials

by David Ray Papke, Professor of Law, Marquette University Law School

Learn about the case — historical background and documents

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The Injunction: The Sword of the Court — A Primary Source Activity

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The U.S. Strike Commission — A Simulation Activity

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In re Debs and National Labor Relations Board v. Jones and Laughlin — A Comparative Activity

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Resources for Judges and Educational Outreach

In re Debs — Suggestions for Judges

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