The Third Degree

The Third Degree

Men in a tub -- An unwelcome guest -- Murder at the mission -- Incommunicado -- Interrogation -- Confession -- Indictment and trial -- Appeal -- The third degree -- The Supreme court -- Retrial -- Freedom -- The Wickersham report -- The ...

Author: Scott D. Seligman

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9781612349947

Category: History

Page: 223

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Men in a tub -- An unwelcome guest -- Murder at the mission -- Incommunicado -- Interrogation -- Confession -- Indictment and trial -- Appeal -- The third degree -- The Supreme court -- Retrial -- Freedom -- The Wickersham report -- The road to Miranda
Categories: History

The Third Degree

The Third Degree

The Triple Murder That Shook Washington and Changed American Criminal Justice Scott D. Seligman. A or o The Triple Murder That Shook Washington and Changed American Criminal Justice | - ZN THE THIRD DEGREE The Third Degree The Triple ...

Author: Scott D. Seligman

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9781640120624

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 216

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If you’ve ever seen an episode of Law and Order, you can probably recite your Miranda rights by heart. But you likely don’t know that these rights had their roots in the case of a young Chinese man accused of murdering three diplomats in Washington DC in 1919. A frantic search for clues and dogged interrogations by gumshoes erupted in sensational news and editorial coverage and intensified international pressure on the police to crack the case. Part murder mystery, part courtroom drama, and part landmark legal case, The Third Degree is the true story of a young man’s abuse by the Washington police and an arduous, seven-year journey through the legal system that drew in Warren G. Harding, William Howard Taft, Oliver Wendell Holmes, John W. Davis, and J. Edgar Hoover. The ordeal culminated in a sweeping Supreme Court ruling penned by Justice Louis Brandeis that set the stage for the Miranda warning many years later. Scott D. Seligman argues that the importance of the case hinges not on the defendant’s guilt or innocence but on the imperative that a system that presumes one is innocent until proven guilty provides protections against coerced confessions. Today, when the treatment of suspects between arrest and trial remains controversial, when bias against immigrants and minorities in law enforcement continues to deny them their rights, and when protecting individuals from compulsory self-incrimination is still an uphill battle, this century-old legal spellbinder is a cautionary tale that reminds us how we got where we are today and makes us wonder how far we have yet to go.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

A Second Reckoning

A Second Reckoning

The Third Degree: The Triple Murder That Shook Washington and Changed American Criminal Justice, published by Potomac Books in 2018, tells of Ziang Sung Wan, a young Chinese man accused of the murder of three of his compatriots in ...

Author: Scott D. Seligman

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9781640124875

Category: History

Page: 288

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A Second Reckoning tells the story of John Snowden, a Black man accused of the murder of a pregnant white woman in Annapolis, Maryland, in 1917. He refused to confess despite undergoing torture, was tried—through legal shenanigans—by an all-white jury, and was found guilty on circumstantial evidence and sentenced to death. Despite hair-raising, last-minute appeals to spare his life, Snowden was hanged for the crime. But decades after his death, thanks to tireless efforts by interested citizens and family members who believed him a victim of a “legal lynching,” Snowden was pardoned posthumously by the governor of Maryland in 2001. A Second Reckoning uses Snowden’s case to bring posthumous pardons into the national conversation about amends for past racial injustices. Scott D. Seligman argues that the repeal of racist laws and policies must be augmented by reckoning with America’s judicial past, especially in cases in which prejudice may have tainted procedures or perverted verdicts, evidence of bias survives, and a constituency exists for a second look. Seligman illustrates the profound effects such acts of clemency have on the living and ends with a siren call for a reexamination of such cases on the national level by the Department of Justice, which officially refuses to consider them.
Categories: History

Library Lin s Curated Collection of Superlative Nonfiction

Library Lin s Curated Collection of Superlative Nonfiction

Scott D. Seligman, The Third Degree: The Triple Murder that Shook Washington and Changed American Criminal Justice, 2018. The Miranda rights, which are still in danger today, are not granted by the Constitution.

Author: Linda Maxie

Publisher: Spoon Creek Press

ISBN: 9798985923414

Category: Reference

Page: 416

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Trust a librarian to help you find books you’ll want to read Library Lin’s Curated Collection of Superlative Nonfiction is a librarian’s A-list of nonfiction books organized by subject area—just like a library. Linda Maxie (Library Lin) combed through 65 best books lists going back a century. She reviewed tens of thousands of books, sorted them according to the Dewey Decimal Classification system, and selected an entire library’s worth for you to browse without leaving home. Here you’ll find • Summaries of outstanding titles in every subject • Suggestions for locating reading material specific to your needs and interests In this broad survey of all the nonfiction categories, you will find titles on everything from the A-bomb to Zen Buddhism. You might find yourself immersed in whole subject areas that you never thought you’d be interested in.
Categories: Reference

Torture and Enhanced Interrogation A Reference Handbook

Torture and Enhanced Interrogation  A Reference Handbook

Seligman, Scott D. The Third Degree: The Triple Murder That Shook Washington and Changed American Criminal Justice (University of Nebraska Press, 2018). Seville, Lisa Riordan, Hannah Rappleye, and Andrew W. Lehren.

Author: Christina Ann-Marie DiEdoardo

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440862281

Category: Law

Page: 368

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A comprehensive look at torture, this book explains where we are as a society with regard to use, how we got here, and where the state of thought on it may be in the future. Torture and Enhanced Interrogation: A Reference Handbook begins with an overview of the history of torture, beginning in Ancient Greece and continuing to Guantanamo Bay and beyond. After grounding the reader in the historical fundamentals, the work goes on to examine the key controversies that surround the use of torture, including but not limited to whether it should be used at all as an aid to interrogation or to procure testimony. Then, the book presents the views of several outside contributors with personal experience or special expertise in the area. The book achieves a balance of profiles of those persons and organizations that have played a role in the development of our understanding of torture, a data and documents section, and an annotated bibliography for future research, as well as an event timeline and glossary of key terms. This volume is aims to present facts in as objective a way as possible while providing readers with the resources they need for further study. Exposes the main myths about torture and its use Provides readers with a solid foundation in the topic Discusses the likely future of torture in the US and elsewhere Reflects the author's expertise in the form of informed and nuanced perspectives essays
Categories: Law

When The Red Gates Opened

When The Red Gates Opened

—SCOTT D. SELIGMAN, author of The Third Degree: The Triple Murder That Shook Washington and Changed American Criminal Justice “With refreshing candor, riveting detail and sharp insights, this beautifully told memoir breaks the mold of ...

Author: Dori Jones Yang

Publisher: She Writes Press

ISBN: 9781631527524

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 376

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A Riveting Memoir of Cross-Cultural Romance at a Pivotal Moment in History When China opened its doors in the 1980s, it shocked the world by allowing private enterprise and free markets. As a foreign correspondent for BusinessWeek, Dori Jones Yang was among the first American journalists to cover China under Deng Xiaoping, who dared to defy Maoist doctrine as he rushed to catch up with richer nations. Fluent in Mandarin, she got to know ordinary Chinese people—who were embracing opportunities that had once been unimaginable in China. This deeply personal story follows her rise from rookie reporter to experienced journalist. Her cross-cultural romance gave her deeper insights into how Deng’s reforms led to hopes for better lives. This euphoria—shared by American businesses and Chinese citizens alike—reached its peak in 1989, when peaceful protestors filled Tiananmen Square, demanding democracy. On the ground in Beijing, Dori lived that hope, as well as the despair that followed. You’ll be inspired by this book of empowerment about a young woman from Ohio who pushed aside barriers to become a foreign correspondent and then persevered despite setbacks. Written in a time when China’s rapid rise is setting off fears in Washington, this book offers insight into the daring policies that started it all.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

A Second Reckoning

A Second Reckoning

""A Second Reckoning" tells the heartbreaking story of the murder that led to the city of Annapolis's last hanging and a broader appeal for posthumous justice, especially in racially tainted cases"--

Author: Scott D. Seligman

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9781640124653

Category: History

Page: 282

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""A Second Reckoning" tells the heartbreaking story of the murder that led to the city of Annapolis's last hanging and a broader appeal for posthumous justice, especially in racially tainted cases"--
Categories: History

The Great Kosher Meat War of 1902

The Great Kosher Meat War of 1902

The Great Kosher Meat War of 1902 recounts the inspiring story of immigrant women and the dramatic and effective mass consumer action they launched in turn-of-the-century New York City.

Author: Scott D. Seligman

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9781640123588

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 312

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The Great Kosher Meat War of 1902 recounts the inspiring story of immigrant women and the dramatic and effective mass consumer action they launched in turn-of-the-century New York City.
Categories: Business & Economics

Die Jury

Die Jury

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ISBN: OCLC:84689824

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Karl Jaspers

Karl Jaspers

Author: Leonard H. Ehrlich

Publisher: Brill Rodopi

ISBN: UCSC:32106015059287

Category: Philosophy

Page: 366

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Categories: Philosophy