The World of Law: A Treasury of Great Writing about and in the Law, Short Stories, Plays, Essays, Accounts, Letters, Opinions, Pleas, Transcripts of Testimony; from Biblical Times to the Present - Vol. 2

The World of Law: A Treasury of Great Writing about and in the Law, Short Stories, Plays, Essays, Accounts, Letters, Opinions, Pleas, Transcripts of Testimony; from Biblical Times to the Present - Vol. 2

The World of Law: A Treasury of Great Writing about and in the Law, Short Stories, Plays, Essays, Accounts, Letters, Opinions, Pleas, Transcripts of Testimony; from Biblical Times to the Present - Vol. 2

The World of Law: A Treasury of Great Writing about and in the Law, Short Stories, Plays, Essays, Accounts, Letters, Opinions, Pleas, Transcripts of Testimony; from Biblical Times to the Present - Vol. 2

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The Law AS Literature

ACCOUNTS OF NOTABLE AND NOTORIOUS CASES

3 DAMON RUNYON: "Daddy" and "Peaches"

40 WILLIAM MAKEPEACE THACKERAY: The Case of Peytel

66 H. L. MENCKEN: The Scopes Trial

82 FELIX FRANKFURTER: The Case of Sacco and Vanzetti: A Critical Analysis

145 STEPHEN CRANE: An Eloquence of Grief

148 HENRY JAMES: Contemporary Notes on Whistler v. Ruskin

151 JAMES MC NEILL WHISTLER: On the Trial of Whistler v. Ruskin

168 JOHN PETER ZENGER: The Trial of John Peter Zenger

176 LLOYD PAUL STRYKER: The Trial of Queen Caroline, from For the Defense

229 EMILE ZOLA: "J'accuse! . . .": An Open Letter on the Dreyfus Case

239 MORRIS RAPHAEL COHEN: The Bertrand Russell Case: A Scandalous Denial of Justice

250 SYBILLE BEDFORD: The Trial of Dr. Adams, The First Day

263 EDGAR LUSTGARTEN: The Trial of Lizzie Borden, from Verdict in Dispute

299 REBECCA WEST: On the Nuremberg Trial

TESTIMONY AND ARGUMENT AS LITERATURE

335 JOAN OF ARC: Testimony Given at Her Trial for Heresy and Witchcraft

346 CLARENCE DARROW: Summation in the Sweet Case

376 OSCAR WILDE: Testimony Given Against the Marquis of Queensberry

381 PLATO: Apology, An Account of Socrates' Defense Against the Charge of Impiety and Corrupting the Young

406 DANIEL WEBSTER: Summation in the Trial of John Francis Knapp for the Murder of Joseph White

440 EMELE ZOLA: Address to the Jury at His Trial for Libel

449 SIR CHARLES RUSSELL: Cross-Examination of Pigott before the Parnell Commission, from Wellman's The Art of Cross-Examination

459 GANDHI: A Plea for the Severest Penalty, upon His Conviction for Sedition

467 ROBERT H. JACKSON: Closing Address in the Nuremberg Trial

JUDGMENTS, OBSERVATIONS AND REFLECTIONS ON THE LAW

509 GEORGE BERNARD SHAW: On the Entirely Reasonable Murder of a Police Constable

512 ALBERT CAMUS: Reflections on the Guillotine

553 A. P. HERBERT: On the Law Prohibiting Business on The Lord's Day; On The Reasonable Man; and The Gramophone Libel Case, from Misleading Cases in the Common Law

565 FRANCIS BACON: Of Judicature

569 FRANCIS BACON: Preface to The Maxims of the Law

574 EDMOND CAHN: The Consumers of Injustice

591 JUSTICE OLIVER WENDELL JR. HOLMES: Dissenting Opinion in United States v. Schwimmer

593 JUSTICE LOUIS D. BRANDEIS: Concurring Opinion in Whitney v. California

599 HERMAN MELVILLE: Fast-Fish and Loose-Fish, from Moby Dick

606 HENRY MILLER : A Letter Defending the Freedom to Read

614 JUSTICE OLIVER WENDELL JR. HOLMES: The Path of the Law

635 LON L. FULLER: The Case of the Speluncean Explorers

664 JONATHAN SWIFT: On the Science of the Law, from Gulliver's Travels

667 JUSTICE BENJAMIN CARDOZO: The Nature of the Judicial Process, Part I

683 PIERO CALAMANDREI: The Crisis in the Reasoned Opinion, from Procedure and Democracy

697 JUDGE LEARNED HAND AND JUDGE JEROME FRANK: Opinion and Dissenting Opinion in Repouille v. United States

702 JUDGE LEARNED HAND: Opinion on Schmidt v. United States

705 JUSTICE WILLIAM O. DOUGLAS AND JUSTICE ROBERT H. JACKSON : Opinion and Dissenting Opinion in Terminiello v. Chicago

725 FELIX FRANKFURTER: Advice to a Young Man Interested in Going into Law

726 JUSTICE OLIVER WENDELL JR. HOLMES: Letter to Harold Laski

728 JUSTICE OLIVER WENDELL JR. HOLMES: Opinion in Buck v. Bell

731 JEROME FRANK: On Lawsuits As Inquiries into the Truth, from Courts on Trial

754 MONTAIGNE: From Of Experience

763 JAMES BOSWELL: From the Life of Johnson

778 W. H. AUDEN: Law Like Love

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