Neatorama Posts Tagged "trial"
Captain Justice Responds to Government's Motion to Ban the Word "Government"...

In a fairly recent criminal case in Tennessee, an...  ...ed with prosecuting the defendant. That's the way trials work. The DA claimed that the term was derogatory...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/03/Captain-Justice-Responds-to-Governments-Motion-to-Ban-the-Word-Government/
A History of "Trial By Ordeal"

Once upon a time, " trial by fire" was a literal trial , with literal fire. The idea was that if an accus...  ...would save the truly innocent. These were called trial by ordeal, and in some ways it made sense.Of cour...  ...e, the system was far from foolproof; many of the *...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/20/A-History-of-Trial-By-Ordeal/
Mistrial Declared When Victim's Eyeball Falls Out...

A punch during bar brawl in 2011 caused John Hutti...  ..."unfortunate, unforeseen incident," and set a new trial date for March 4th. Link -via Arbroath

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/08/Mistrial-Declared-When-Victims-Eyeball-Falls-Out/
Puppet's Court...

(YouTube link) Former county commissioner Jimmy...  ...k) Former county commissioner Jimmy Dimora is on trial in Akron, Ohio, for corruption. Channel 19 is cov...  ...Ohio, for corruption. Channel 19 is covering the trial , but are not allowed to take cameras into the fed...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/19/puppets-court/
The Skinny on the Fatty Arbuckle Trial

Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle was a million-dollar m...  ...at happened in court, Arbuckle also went through " trial by newspaper." Find out what happened to Fatty Ar...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/15/the-skinny-on-the-fatty-arbuckle-trial/
Abraham Lincoln: Wrestler and Lawyer...

This week, mental_floss is running a series about Abraham Lincoln's adventures as a young man, before he got into politics. In part one, we learn about a murder in  Illinois. What does that have to do with Lincoln? We f...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/16/abraham-lincoln-wrestler-and-lawyer/
The 374-Word Oath...

by Seth Jarndyl, Improbable Research staff What...  ...regularly required of witnesses in a formal legal trial ? I believe the answer is: 374 words, in the lega...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/13/the-374-word-oath/
Is Trial by Combat Still Legal in the United States?

The blogger New Jovian Thunderbolt offers this nov...  ...ng along its own path. Britain didn't overturn trial by combat until after we declared independence....  ...No American court has really addressed it. Ergo, trial by combat may still be legitimate under U.S. Law....

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/20/is-trial-by-combat-still-legal-in-the-united-states/
A 92-Year-Old Woman To Stand Trial For Murder

Clara Tang is going down in the history books.  ...  ...ently the oldest woman on record ordered to stand trial for murder in Australia.  She is 92. After almo...  ...onfessed to the murder. Is 92 too old to stand trial for murder?  Is there a point where the cost of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/04/02/a-92-year-old-woman-to-stand-trial-for-murder/
Did "Trial by Ordeal" Actually Work?

A man is accused of a crime. Is he guilty? Stick...  ...is is the basic premise of the legal tradition of trial by ordeal, discredited since the Enlightenment....  ...st Peter T. Leeson says "yes": How might these trials have worked, without divine intervention? The key...  ...nds in boiling water. So pries...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/02/03/did-trial-by-ordeal-actually-work/




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