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In Re Debs

Significance, The "debs Rebellion", Debs Tried For Conspiracy, Debs' Political Career Continued

Defendant

Eugene V. Debs

Crimes Charged

Contempt of court and conspiracy.

Chief Prosecutors

John C. Black, T. M. Milchrist, Edwin Walker

Chief Defense Lawyers

Clarence Darrow, S. Gregory, Lyman Trumbull

Judges

Peter Grosscup, William A. Woods

Place

Chicago, Illinois

Date of Decision

12 February 1895

Decision

Guilty of contempt, no verdict on conspiracy.

Related Cases

  • Northern Securities Co. v. United States, 193 U.S. 197 (1904).
  • Patton v. United States, 281 U.S. 276 (1930).
  • Nebbia v. New York, 291 U.S. 502 (1934).
  • Ex Parte Quirin, 317 U.S. 1 (1942).

Sources

West's Encyclopedia of American Law. Minneapolis, Minnesota: West Publishing, 1998.

Additional topics

Law Library - American Law and Legal InformationNotable Trials and Court Cases - 1883 to 1917