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Source: Nation
Source type: magazine
Document type: editorial column
Document title: “The Week”
Author(s): anonymous
Date of publication: 3 October 1901
Volume number: 73
Issue number: 1892
Pagination: 255-57 (excerpt below includes only page 255)

 
Citation
“The Week.” Nation 3 Oct. 1901 v73n1892: pp. 255-57.
 
Transcription
excerpt
 
Keywords
Leon Czolgosz (trial); Leon Czolgosz (trial: personal response).
 
Named persons
Leon Czolgosz.
 
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The Week [excerpt]

     Czolgosz was brought into court on Monday week, and the witnesses were examined on that and the following day. The arguments were made, the judge’s charge was delivered, and the verdict rendered on Tuesday. On Thursday the death sentence was passed, and now only remains to be carried into effect. If an appeal were to be taken—of which there is no expectation—some little time might elapse before the execution, but it would be the minimum which the law provides for. Such expedition cannot be looked for in all cases of murder, but the trial of Czolgosz should be an example for bench and bar and legislators. The English system is as nearly a model of the workings of even-handed justice as the world has ever seen. Yet it is not fettered by the delays which, among us, nullify the effects of punishment and furnish excuses and provocation for the lynching of criminals without any trial at all.

 

 


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