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Source: Law Notes
Source type: journal
Document type: news column
Document title: “News of the Profession”
Author(s): anonymous
Date of publication: October 1901
Volume number: 5
Issue number: none
Pagination: 137-39 (excerpt below includes only page 138)

“News of the Profession.” Law Notes Oct. 1901 v5: pp. 137-39.
McKinley assassination (personal response); Roger Atkinson Pryor (public statements); Emma Goldman.
Named persons
Emma Goldman; William McKinley; Roger Atkinson Pryor; August Spies.


News of the Profession [excerpt]

     VIEWS OF EX-JUDGE PRYOR ON THE CZOLGOSZ CASE.—Ex-Judge Roger A. Pryor, who was one of the counsel for Spies, the Chicago anarchist, before the Supreme Court of the United States, thus expresses himself on the legal aspects of the Czolgosz case: “The decision of the Supreme Court in the Spies appeal was a very sweeping one, and it has a direct bearing on the present case. I haven’t the least doubt that if Emma Goldman said one-half the things she is reported to have said about killing rulers, and particularly the president of the United States, she could be tried as an accessory to the crime, and, if Mr. McKinley dies, could be made to suffer capital punishment. That is the law as laid down by the Supreme Court. In all my experience, both on and off the bench, the Czolgosz case is the most remarkable one I ever knew. It seems to be clearly established that he is a Jew. I have never known a Jew to be charged with murder. Look over the calendars of the courts any day, and you will find Jews charged with various kinds of offenses, but very seldom with what lawyers call crimes of violence, and never, in my experience, with murder.”



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