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Aaron Burr Trial

Significance, Aaron Burr's Roller-coaster Career, Burr Tried Before Chief Justice Marshall

Prosecution

United States

Defendant

Former Vice-President Aaron Burr

Crime Charged

"Treason" within the meaning of Article III, section 3 of the Constitution

Chief Prosecutors

George Hay, William Wirt, Gordon MacRae

Chief Defense Lawyers

Edmund Randolph, John Wickham, Luther Martin, Benjamin Botts

Judges

Chief Justice John Marshall, District Judge Cyrus Griffin

Place

Richmond, Virginia

Date of Decision

1 September 1807

Decision

Burr was declared not guilty.

Additional topics

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