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October 2, 2000

Famous Trials, http://www.umkc.edu/famoustrials

This site, established and maintained by Doug Linder, a law professor UMKC, features original documents, cartoons, satire, evidence, photos, bibliographies, decisions, and other material relating to famous American trials. Among the cases included are

  • the Amistad trials
  • Scopes Monkey trial
  • the Rosenbergs
  • the Chicago Seven
  • the Salem Witch trials
  • the Oscar Wilde trials
  • the O.J. Simpson trial.

Mixing entertainment and education, the site also offers a Constitutional Jeopardy Quiz, with categories like the 1787 delegates, justices, presidents, and amendments; Bill of Rights Golf, where you success on the green is measured by correct answers to multiple choice questions; and  Who Wants to Marry a Founding Father? game.

2008, M.G. Gallagher Law Library, University of Washington