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Courtroom to Revolutionary Stage: Performance and Ideology in Weimar Political Trials

Henning Grunwald

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199609048
eISBN:
9780191744280
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199609048.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Political History

What role did the courts play in the demise of Germany's first democracy and Hitler's rise to power? This book challenges the orthodox interpretation of Weimar political justice. It argues that an ... More


The Rosa Luxemburg Trials of 1914 and the Emergence of the Ideal Type of the Weimar Party Lawyer

Grunwald Henning

in Courtroom to Revolutionary Stage: Performance and Ideology in Weimar Political Trials

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199609048
eISBN:
9780191744280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199609048.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Political History

This chapter introduces the reader to the German legal system through a short history of advocacy, focused on the transition of barristers from civil service to free profession. Under competitive ... More


‘Nursing Revolutionary Fighters’ and ‘Legal SA-Duty’: Ten Political Lawyers

Grunwald Henning

in Courtroom to Revolutionary Stage: Performance and Ideology in Weimar Political Trials

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199609048
eISBN:
9780191744280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199609048.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Political History

Based on ten political lawyers from across the ideological spectrum, the chapter introduces the protagonists of Weimar political defence work. As well as sketching their biographies, it considers the ... More


The Other Rights Revolution: Conservative Lawyers and the Remaking of American Government

Jefferson Decker

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190467302
eISBN:
9780190600587
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190467302.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Political History

In the mid-1970s, a group of politically conservative lawyers formed a network of nonprofit, public-interest law firms and began to challenge liberal government in the courts. These attorneys tried ... More


For the Defendants: Dugas Shands and M. M. Roberts

Gordon A. Martin

in Count Them One by One: Black Mississippians Fighting for the Right to Vote

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604737899
eISBN:
9781604737905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604737899.003.0009
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter focuses on Theron Lynd’s defense lawyers: Dugas Shands and M. M. Roberts. As the Lynd injunction trial began, Shands was the lead lawyer cross-examining the government’s witnesses. M. M. ... More


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