This Weeks Court Cases
DECISIONS THAT CHANGED THE NATION
The Red Menace
With an ever-growing fear of communism in the united states, there seems to be a rising of anarchists in the USA. With an uproar of worker strikes among factories, there's a rebellion being started. The united states department of justice ran Palmer strikes that were intended to capture, arrest, and deport all anarchists. These are being lead by attorney general, Mitchell Palmer.
General. Mitchell Palmer
the man in charge of leading the Palmer strikes
The Red Menace is sweeping over the nation
Palmer strikes on the move
Live photograph of a strike on the street
Sacco & Vanzetti UPDATE: New murder participant?!
As we know from the trial, during the Red Scare, Italian immigrants Sacco and Vanzetti were convicted of murder and robbery. They were known for being leaders of labor organizations, outspoken anarchists, and anti war activists; which ultimately led to their convictions and they were found guilty for the murder of a paymaster in a shoe factory and his guard. Now, it is rumored that there is a man by the name of Celestino Madeiros who has made a confession that he participated in this crime. The case will be taken back to court by the end of this month to solve the mystery.
Schenck VS. United States
Another thing that shook the nation, was the Schenck vs united states trial. In this trial it was decided that the peoples right of freedom of speech could be taken away or restricted, if the words they spoke, or printed were a danger to society. Schecnk said this act of espionage was unconstitutional, but it was soon to be overruled by the government.