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The Eichmann TrialCharges from the court transcript:
Clerk of the Court: Criminal Case No. 40/61. The Attorney General versus Adolf Eichmann, the son of Adolf Karl Eichmann. On behalf of the prosecution, Mr. Gideon Hausner, Attorney General, Dr. Ya'akov Robinson, Assistant to the Attorney General, Mr. Gabriel Bach, Mr. Ya'akov Baror, Mr. Zvi Terlo --Assistant State Attorneys; the Accused in person and his Counsel, Dr. Robert Servatius.
Presiding Judge: Adolf Eichmann, are you Adolf Eichmann, the son of Adolf Karl Eichmann?
Accused: [standing] Yes.
Presiding Judge: Are you represented in this trial by Dr. Robert Servatius and by Mr. Dieter Wechtenbruch?
Presiding Judge: You are accused before this Court in terms of an indictment containing 15 counts. I shall read the indictment to you and this indictment will be translated for you into German. This is the indictment against you on behalf of the Attorney General.
|The Leopold And Loeb Trial
Few trial transcripts are as likely to bring tears to the eyes as that of the 1924 murder trial of Richard Loeb and Nathan Leopold.
|The Trial of Charles I, 1649
The King. I would know by what power I am called hither. . .by what Authority, I mean, lawful; there are many unlawful Authorities in the world, Thieves and Robbers by the highways...
|The Trial of Louis XVI
Barere: On January 29, 1792, the Legislative Assembly issued a decree against factious priests, which you suspended.
Louis: The constitution left me the right of sanctioning decrees..
|The Trials of Oscar Wilde
Old Bailey, the main courthouse in London, had never presented a show quite like the three trials that captivated England and much of the literary world in the spring of 1895
Tom Robinson's trial bears striking parallels to the "Scottsboro Trial," one of the most famous-or infamous-court cases in American history.
The Trial of Orenthal James SimpsonAlthough the 1995 criminal trial of O. J. Simpson for the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman has been called "a great trash novel come to life...
The day after Steunenberg's assassination, a waitress at the Saratoga Hotel in Caldwell reported that a guest, calling himself Thomas Hogan, had "trembling hands"
|In May, 1868
the Senate came within a single vote of taking the unprecedented step of removing a president from office. Although the impeachment trial of Andrew Johnson was ostensibly...
|The Chicago Seven Conspiracy Trial
What did it all mean? Was the Chicago Seven Trial merely, as one commentator suggested, "a monumental non-event"?
|The execution of 38 Sioux
A framed photograph of the scene depicted on this homepage, the execution of thirty-eight Sioux on December 26, 1862, used to fascinate me when, as a...
|Government controlled rock music
Rock Against Racism sponsored an annual concert in Central Park. After the concert produced complaints about noise, and after several...
|Lieutenant William Calley
The My Lai courts-martial are the stories of two tragedies growing out of American involvement in Viet Nam. One was the massacre by United States soldiers of as many as 500 unarmed civilians--
|Bartolomeo Vanzetti & Nicola Sacco
On April 15 year 1920, a guard and a paymaster were killed during a payroll hold-up outside a shoe factory near Boston, the bandits escaped, but...
The improbable voyage of the schooner Amistad, and the court proceedings and diplomatic maneuverings that resulted from that voyage, form one of the most significant stories of the nineteenth century. When Steven Spielberg chose ...
"War" is not too strong of a term to describe the state of affairs
existing between the Western Federation of Miners and the
Western Mine Owners' Association at the turn...
|An Account of Events in Salem
From June through September of 1692, nineteen men and women, all having been convicted of witchcraft, were carted to Gallows Hill, a barren slope near Salem Village, for hanging. Another man of over eighty years was pressed to death ...
Historical FactsBurke and Hare / A Perfectly Ordinary Little Case / Not naughty Enough / A Georgian Gender Bender / Boiling to Death / Fingers of fate / The Law West Of The Pecos
Landmark JudgmentsKK Modi Vs KN Modi: This case discussed the attributes which are necessary for considering an agreement as an arbitration agreement
Company Law Board v. Arbitral Tribunal: The legislature never intends to contradict itself...
L. C. Golaknath V. State of Punjab: In the famous case of Golaknath V. State Of Punjab, in the year 1967 the Court ruled that Parliament
Power of Indian courts to issue Garnishee Order: The word ‘Garnish’ is derived from an old French word ‘garnir’ which means to warn or to
Supreme Court is the final Pedestal for justicee: the supreme is the final and the highest authority for which a person ca go for appeal into
Case Comment on SK. Shukla V State of Uttar Pradesh : Conditional legislation is of different types: (i) power to bring an Act
Peter Scott or Scotch: Providing a rigorous independent review of the recent judgment delivered by Supreme Court of India in ‘Khoday Distilleries Limited Vs. The Scotch Whisky Association and Ors
The State of Madras vs. Smt. Champakam Dorairajan: On November 25, 1949, Dr BR Ambedkar sounded
Waman Rao Vs Union of India: This article aims to explain how this case has settled the uncertainty which arose in the constitutional law immediately after Keshavananda Bharti Case
BMW Case- A Massive Judicial Failure: On the evening of 30th May, two senior advocates- I.U. Khan, who was the Special Public Prosecutor in the BMW case and R.K. Anand defending the main accused Sanjeev Nanda
Judicial Review of Supreme Court Judgment on IX schedule of the Constitution: Recent Judgment of Supreme Court dated 11.01.2007 rendered in the case in I R Coelho (Dead) by LRs Vs. State of Tamil Nadu and Others
I. R. Cohelo Vs. State of Tamil Nadu : In the present study this chapter is of utmost importance as it is the recent case relating to the confrontation
The Lockerbie Incident Cases: The United Nations Security council is presently the most powerful institutional body ever established at
Bhatia International Vs. Bulk Trading S.A: This Judgment is one of the important judgments of the Supreme Court of India that is bound to attract attention from those
Salem Advocates Bar Association v. Union of India: The present case Salem Advocate Bar Association v. Union of India is basically an aftermath of the original case Salem Advocates
Back log of cases: India has to suffer the scourge of the world's largest backlog of cases. Over three crore cases
Priya Patel Vs State of M.P: The present case holds its importance for being the only celebrated case
I.R. Coelho v. State of Tamil Nadu - A Judicial Challenge: The nine judges' Bench presided by Mr. Justice Y.K. Sabharwal
Hutch Vodafone Merger - An Issue of Tax Planning: It is a landmark case that will severely impact the Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) landscape in India
Vishakha Judgement: Vishakha Judgement brought out the problem of sexual harassment at workplace in public glare. Even after the Supreme Court gave the guidelines, harassment is
Danial Latifi v. Union of India: A Muslim is required to maintain his other relations only if he has the means. But a Muslim
Om Prakash v. State of U.P: In the month of May 2006, in the chaos of Reservation debates
The Shah Bano Mandate: The Need For Revival: Long back in 1985 came the landmark judgment of the Supreme Court in the case of Mohd. Ahmed Khan v. Shah Bano Begum
Kapila Hingorani v. State of Bihar Judicial Profligacy or Philanthropy: Our constitution, which is arguably the largest written constitution
Legality of Foreign Judgments: aims to study the binding nature of the foreign judgments
Stellar Vs. Sophia
The basic intention of the High Court was to punish the guilty. You cannot punish somebody else where the crime is of another
De Penning v/s Coramandal Indag Products: Case study. Suit filed for infringement of patent by Monsanto Company. One of the
State of Bihar V. Bihar Pensioner Samaj: This article analyze the judgment of the Apex court in this case. Another objective is to highlight any
A Rear View of the YouTube case: The Delhi High Court recently passed an order of interim injunction against YouTube.com
Bihar Assembly Dissolution Case: The detailed judgment of the Supreme Court in Rameshwar Prasad And Others v. Union of India on January 24, 2006 holding.
S. R. Bommai v. Union of India: Dr. Baba Saheb Ambedkar referred Article 356 of the Constitution of India as a dead letter of the Constitution but sadly
M.C. Mehta v. Union of India: This article deals with the landmark judgment of M.C. Mehta v. Union of India AIR 1987 SC 1086
Copyright in judgments: It is very important to know certain details about copyrights before analyzing the topic
Brief history on nobel prize and its winnersAlfred Nobel left a legacy promoting peace and achievement, yet he made his fortune from a weapon of war. ...
The following exchanges are all taken from REAL court transcripts Some of them involve stupid or confused people, or outrageous lawyer babble.
Lawyer's creed : A man is innocent until proven bankrupt.Massachusetts Bar Association Lawyers Journal
These are questions actually asked by lawyers to witnesses during trials and, in certain cases, the responses given by insightful witnesses...
What do call a lawyer with an IQ of 50?
Why drinking is good: The Buffalo Theory
The judicial process is like a cow. The public is impaled on its horns, the government has it by the tail, and all the while the lawyers are milking it.Lawyers in Action
Lawers typically aren't funny - unless by accident. Case in point: The following questions from lawyers were taken from official court records nationwide. They were compiled by a client of the Salt Lake City law firm..
"Your Honor, in the first place, as they say, I am going to say it. I was going to say what you said and the reason I am going to say it, is not because you just said it. If you had not said it, I was going to say it first." --A lawyer speaking to a judge
A lawyer's dog
What happens when you cross a pig with a lawyer?
Attorneys At Law
Why God never received a PhD
Criminal Stupidity South Carolina
There was the cartoon showing two people fighting over a cow. One was pulling the cow by the tail; the other was pulling on the horns. Underneath was a lawyer milking the cow.
enrolled his donkey in a race & won.
On the differences between men and women
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