Cases

People V. Nathan F. Leopold, Jr., and Richard Loeb Cook County Criminal Court #33623 and 33624

People V. Nathan F. Leopold, Jr., and Richard Loeb Cook County Criminal Court #33623 and 33624 In May of 1924, two college graduates, Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb (who’d earned...

Naruto v. Slater | U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit (April 23, 2018)

Naruto v. Slater U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit (April 23, 2018) This case was brought on behalf of seven-year old crested macaque on the Indonesian Island of...

State v. One “Jack and Jill” Pinball Machine | Springfield Court of Appeals, Missouri, Nov. 21, 1949 | 224 SW 2nd 854

State v. One “Jack and Jill” Pinball Machine Springfield Court of Appeals, Missouri, Nov. 21, 1949 224 SW 2nd 854 The prosecuting attorney of Greene Country, Missouri sought to destroy...

The Trial of Socrates

The Trial of Socrates  Three of Plato’s dialogues—Apology (defense), Crito (a refused offer of escape), and Phaedo (reflections on immortality)—are devoted to the conviction and execution of Socrates. The charge...

U.S. v. Causby

U.S. v. Causby 328 U.S. 256 (1946) Justice William O. Douglas, who wrote this legal opinion, observed, “It is an ancient doctrine that at common law ownership of the land extended...

People of the State of California v. Orenthal James Simpson

People of the State of California v. Orenthal James Simpson Los Angeles Country Superior Court (1995) For almost a year, Americans were riveted by the O.J. Simpson case. They’d seen...

Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District

Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania 400 F. Supp. 2d 707 (2005) Not thrilled that the state of Pennsylvania required the...

McGuinn v. Clarke

McGuinn v. Clarke United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida Docket # 8:89-CV-DV-00518 (Filed: April 13, 1989; Closed: June 9, 1989) Beginning with five members in 1964,...

Repouille v US

Repouille v US 165 F.2d 152 (1947) In October of 1939, Louis Loftus Repouille chloroformed his 13-year-old son to death. Four years and eleven months later, he applied for U.S. citizenship...

The Case of Armin Meiwes

The Case of Armin Meiwes German Constitutional Court, Karlsruhe (2006) Two German men, Armin Meiwes, a computer specialist, and Bernd-Jürgen Brandes, a computer engineer, met in March of 2001 for the...