Trial Documents

Legal Articles

"Brain Storm" by Frederick Wilmer Sims  Jun, 1907
This Virginia Law Register article explores the "unwritten law" and the insanity defense. Sims examines what different states have to say about "irresistible impulse." He concludes the phrase "mental derangement" should not be used in jury instructions to avoid confusing instances where the defendant failed to exercise control and instances where the defendant suffered from mental disease.



Chicago and North Western Railway Advertisement 
The North Western Line advertises itself as "the best route to all points West and Northwest."
The Call for the Haymarket Meeting 
This advertisement for a "mass-meeting to-night" states "[g]ood [s]peakers will be present to denounce the latest atrocious act of the police, the shooting of our fellow-workmen yesterday afternoon."

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