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In Re Debs

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


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


Peter Grosscup, William A. Woods


Chicago, Illinois

Date of Decision

12 February 1895


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).


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

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