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Frank, Leo, Case Of

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The Leo Frank case, known formally as Frank v. Mangum (1915), concerned the heinous murder of a thirteen-year-old girl, the conviction of a man based on circumstantial evidence, and a ... ...

Frank, Leo, Case Of

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The Oxford Companion to American Law

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..., Leo, Case Of . The Leo Frank case, known formally as Frank v. Mangum ( 1915 ), concerned the heinous murder of a thirteen-year-old girl, the conviction of a man based on circumstantial evidence , and a preposterous tale told by the prosecution’s chief witness. The trial took place in an Atlanta courtroom with an almost total absence of any semblance of fairness. On the morning of 27 April 1913 , the night watchman of a pencil factory discovered a dead girl, whose body was covered with bruises. Police identified her as Mary Phagan and summoned the...

Frank, Leo, Case Of

Frank, Leo, Case Of  

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The Leo Frank case, known formally as Frank v. Mangum (1915), concerned the heinous murder of a thirteen-year-old girl, the conviction of a man based on circumstantial evidence, and a ...
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Garner’s Modern English Usage (4 ed.)

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... Mr. Levinson and Mr. Link's script ] threatens to rekindle durable narrative devices from Damn Yankees and Camelot .” Frank Rich , Hot Seat 207 ( 1998 ) (they coauthored the script). And again: “Ms. Howe takes a specific character's concern—the battle-scarred Ariel's hatred of men, Faith's ecstatic anticipation of motherhood, Holly's and Leo's [read Holly and Leo's ] growing sexual attraction—and distills it into a concentrate of intoxicating feeling.” Ibid. at 499 (the attraction is mutual). Yet again: “To see Hecht's and MacArthur's [read Hecht...

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Garner’s Modern English Usage (4 ed.)

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...most nearly approximate those in the original language—and avoid un-English phonemes . It is hard for most Americans to say the name of the Czech composer Leos Janacek in a way that's satisfactory to a native speaker of the Czech language. (It's hard enough to get the diacritical marks right: Leoš Janáček.) A simple / lay -ohs yah- nah -chek/ is as close as most English speakers will ever get. And besides, most speakers of English would put the main accent on the first syllable: / yah -nah-chek/ . That's about as close as anyone needs to get in an...

Leo Frank

Leo Frank  

(b. 17 April 1884; d. 17 August 1915),Jewish businessman, convicted of murder and lynched by vigilantes in Georgia. It is believed that his case contributed to the rebirth of the Ku Klux Klan in ...
Frank Trial

Frank Trial  

In September 1913 Leo Frank, the Jewish superintendent of a pencil factory in Atlanta, Georgia, was found guilty of the murder of a 13–year‐old female employee, Mary Phagan. His death sentence was ...
Frank v. Mangum

Frank v. Mangum  

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237 U.S. 309 (1915), argued 25–26 Feb. 1915, decided 19 Apr. 1915 by vote of 7 to 2; Pitney for the Court, Holmes in dissent. In one of the most sensational murder cases of the era, Leo Frank, one of ...
Frank, Leo

Frank, Leo (b. 17 April 1884)   Reference library

Encyclopedia of African American History 1896 to the Present

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.... Behind the Mask of Chivalry: The Making of the Second Ku Klux Klan . New York: Oxford University Press, 1994. Examines the rise of the Ku Klux Klan in the 1910s, the Leo Frank case, and the influence of political leaders such as Calvin Coolidge. Melnick, Jeffrey . Black-Jewish Relations on Trial: Leo Frank and Jim Conley in the New South . Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2000. Connects the African American crisis to the Jewish crisis. Oney, Steve . And the Dead Shall Rise: The Murder of Mary Phagan and the Lynching of Leo Frank . New York:...

Frank Trial

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A Dictionary of Contemporary World History (5 ed.)

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2019
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History, Contemporary History (post 1945)
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146 words

...Frank Trial (USA) In September 1913 Leo Frank , the Jewish superintendent of a pencil factory in Atlanta, Georgia, was found guilty of the murder of a 13–year‐old female employee, Mary Phagan . His death sentence was commuted to one of life imprisonment by Georgia Governor John Slaton who expressed doubts about Frank's guilt. Slaton's decision was unpopular throughout Georgia, resulting in acts of anti‐Semitic public protest and vandalism. On 16 August 1915 a vigilante group belonging to the Ku Klux Klan removed Frank from his cell and, on the...

Frank v. Mangum

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The Oxford Guide to United States Supreme Court Decisions (2 ed.)

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... v. Mangum , 237 U.S. 309 ( 1915 ), argued 25–26 Feb. 1915 , decided 19 Apr. 1915 by vote of 7 to 2; Pitney for the Court, Holmes in dissent. In one of the most sensational murder cases of the era, Leo Frank, one of the owners of the National Pencil Factory in Atlanta, was accused of killing a thirteen-year-old female employee. In a clear miscarriage of justice, Frank was convicted and sentenced to death. An atmosphere of violence surrounding the courtroom had led the trial judge to ask that the defendant and his counsel not be present when the verdict...

Frank v. Mangum

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John E. Semonche

The Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court of the United States (2 ed.)

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... v. Mangum , 237 U.S. 309 ( 1915 ), argued 25– 26 Feb. 1915 , decided 19 Apr. 1915 by vote of 7 to 2; Pitney for the Court, Holmes in dissent. In one of the most sensational murder cases of the era, Leo Frank, one of the owners of the National Pencil Factory in Atlanta, was accused of killing a thirteen‐year‐old female employee. In a clear miscarriage of justice, Frank was convicted and sentenced to death. An atmosphere of violence surrounding the courtroom had led the trial judge to ask that the defendant and his counsel not be present when the...

Parade

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The Oxford Companion to American Theatre (3 ed.)

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2004
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...of the Atlanta factory where she worked, suspicion immediately falls on Leo Frank ( Brent Carver ), the aloof Jewish manager of the factory from Brooklyn. The press rallies the public against the non‐Christian Yankee, a string of lies is presented at his trial, and Frank is found guilty. His wife, Lucille ( Carolee Carmello ), convinces the governor to commute the sentence, but an angry mob storms the jail and lynches Frank from a tree. Notable songs : The Old Red Hills of Home; All the Wasted Time; You Don't Know This Man. Based on a true case in...

False Confessions in Popular Culture

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Rebecca Pfeffer

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Crime, Media, and Popular Culture

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...promise of going home) at the expense of thinking about long-term decisions ( Redlich, 2007 ). The diminished capacity of youth was recognized by the Supreme Court in the case of Roper v. Simmons , yet this recognition has not yet resulted in a policy shift toward changing the interrogation process for youth. Within a sample of 125 cases with known false confessions, youth comprised almost a third (32%) of the false confessors ( Drizin & Leo, 2004 ). Intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) involve impairments of the mental ability of...

Storey, Moorfield

Storey, Moorfield (b. 19 March 1845)   Reference library

Encyclopedia of African American History 1896 to the Present

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2009
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...were called the “Arkansas peonage” cases, which stretched from 1918 to 1923 . On 19 February 1923 , in Moore v. Dempsey , the Supreme Court ruled “that a trial in a mob-dominated court resulting in a miscarriage of justice constitutes a failure to provide due process of law,” an important reversal of the decision in the Leo Frank case of 1913–1915 , and a significant victory over what was often called “legal lynching.” His second major accomplishment in his last years was the writing of his final book, The Conquest of the Philippines , with descriptions...

Filioque

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church (3 rev. ed.)

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... on the Mount of Olives aroused opposition from the E. monks of St Sabas . When the matter was referred to the Pope by the Franks, who presented a full dossier on the matter as well as the decrees of the Council of Aachen, Leo III tried to suppress the addition to the formula while approving the doctrine. He caused the Creed in its original form to be engraved on two silver tables deposited at the tomb of St Peter . The ‘Filioque’, however, continued to be sung, and soon after 1000 had been adopted also at Rome. Since the time of Photius , who...

Country Constable

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The Oxford Companion to Crime and Mystery Writing

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...is the opposite of Gundry, who is quick to go for help but not quite quick enough to figure out Mallett's crimes ( Fly in the Cobweb , 1986 ). The stolid tortoise loses out to the flamboyant hare. Several writers have turned the constable stereotype on its head. Leo Bruce introduced Sergeant Beef ( Case for Three Detectives , 1936 ) to spoof the eccentric and aristocratic sleuths popular at the time. A man who loves darts and a large pint, Beef is the tortoise beating the well-dressed hares of detection. After two successful cases, he decides to go...

Rijkaard, Frank

Rijkaard, Frank (1962– )   Reference library

Jordi Halfman

Dictionary of Caribbean and Afro–Latin American Biography

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2016
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...Plea for a Research Program, Illustrated by Two Dutch Cases.” Journal of International Migration and Integration/Revue de l’integration et de la migration internationale 2, no. 2 (2001): 187–205. van Ruiven, Nick . “Frank Rijkaard Ends Managerial Career.” FootballOrange.com, 18 March 2014. http://www.football-oranje.com/frank-rijkaard-ends-managerial-career . Verheul, Leo . Frank Rijkaard: De Biografie . Utrecht, The Netherlands: VIP, 2008. Winner, David . Brilliant Orange: The Neurotic Genius of Dutch Football. London: Bloomsbury, 2000. Jordi Halfman...

Miscarriages of Justice

Miscarriages of Justice   Reference library

Randall Grometstein

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Crime, Media, and Popular Culture

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2018
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...of the truth of something that never happened ( Loftus, 2017 ; Patihis & Loftus, 2016 ). Loftus also did significant work in the discrediting of the notion of repressed memory ( Loftus & Ketcham, 1994 ; see also Finz, 2003 ; Aviv, 2017 ). Police interrogation techniques have been studied by such researchers as Richard Ofshe and Richard Leo ( Ofshe & Leo, 1997 ), who have shown that false confessions do occur as the result of police interrogation techniques. Edwin Borchard ( 1931 ) listed eyewitness error as a factor in most of the 65 cases he...

oaths

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Thomas Faulkner

The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

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...were demanding personal oaths of loyalty from all the free inhabitants of the kingdom, while kings themselves swore loyalty to their people. There is evidence in Cassiodorus ’ Variae for similar oaths among the Ostrogoths , and there survive texts of oaths of loyalty to the king from Merovingian Francia , although only in the Carolingian period were such oaths demanded of all the Franks . In the papyri from Roman Egypt, oaths were sworn by the health or the victory of the emperor. From the mid-5th century they also mention the Trinity, while other...

Amateur Detective

Amateur Detective  

The Oxford Companion to Crime and Mystery Writing

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... Lord Peter Wimsey ; a physician, such as Josephine Bell 's Dr. David Wintringham; a teacher, as is Leo Bruce 's Carolus Deene; or any other occupation and age. Beginning with Poe's Dupin, the amateur sleuth has usually been smarter than the police and makes much of the stupidity of the officers of the law: Christie's Poirot is a fine example. It is also a convention that over time the police may come to respect the mental acuity of the amateur, as is the case with Miss Marple, and may even seek his or her advice, as they do with Crispin's Gervase Fen. The...

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