Famous Trials

Go to http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/ftrials.htm. Select one of the following three trials to analyze: Leo Frank; The Scottsboro boys; or Sam Sheppard. Read as much as you can about your selected case on this site. Obtain at least two other research sources on the case through Internet or other research. Write a paper concerning the case where you discuss the following issues:

  1. the factual background of the case;
  2. the evidence introduced against the defendants at trial;
  3. the outcome of the case at trial and on appeal;
  4. the legal issues involved in the case and historical significance of the case in the American legal system;
  5. Conclusion.

Please attribute your research and any ideas that are not your own. Please include a works cited page at the end of your paper. A suitable length on this assignment is 8-12 paragraphs.

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