This is the downloadable version of the live program
from the NHBA`s Mid Year Meeting 2011.
CLEtoGo seminars qualify for non-live or self-stufy credit only.
This fascinating CLE program tells the story of a case unique in American legal history that inspires lawyers to be better lawyers.
“God Bless you all. I am a Innocent Man.”
– Inscribed on the gravestone of Ed Johnson, whose lynching led the US Supreme Court to take the unusual step of conducting a criminal trial where it convicted the sheriff of Chattanooga, Tenn., of contempt of court for defying the Court’s order to retry Johnson
“I have heard Mr. Curriden discuss the case of Ed Johnson, an innocent black man whose lynching in 1906 prompted the Supreme Court to take tentative steps on the long, unfinished journey toward ending racism in our criminal justice system. He is an excellent speaker.”
– Bjorn Lange
“reading this book and hearing this story reminds me of why I do what I do...changing the world, one case at a time.”
– Lawrence Vogelman
About the Presenter
Mark Curriden, author of
Contempt of Court, has shared with many legal audiences the story of Ed Johnson, who was lynched by a mob led by Sheriff Shipp of Chattanooga, Tennessee. Based on the actions of Shipp and the mob, the US Supreme Court initiated contempt proceedings in the case of United States vs. Shipp. The case ushered in a new era of federalism in criminal law and changed state and federal legal systems forever. Curriden, a legal-trained journalist, narrates a captivating and inspiring CLE presentation.
2.5 Total NH MCLE, all of which may be applied toward NH Ethics