In the latest installment of Closing Arguments, we revisit the United States vs. Shipp case to conclude the dramatic events that unfolded during the Supreme Court's involvement.
After a quick recap of events that led to Ed Johnson being incarcerated for a crime he swore he didn't commit, Jack highlights how the Supreme Court ultimately became involved. And we'll also share how, despite their 'stay of execution' order, Ed Johnson still met his demise.
Listen as we bring this fascinating case study comes to a close!
0:06 - Introduction and equipment announcements
3:32 - Recapping the events that led to Ed Johnson being incarcerated
10:16 - Ed Johnson's legal team taking matters into their own hands
25:05 - A stay of execution was granted for Ed Johnson
33:20 - Justice Harlan enters scene, which was a win for Ed Johnson and his legal team
36:01 - The lynching of Ed Johnson at the hand of a mob
44:26 - Given the lynching, the Supreme Court charges many with contempt of the court
54:00 - Sheriff Shipp returns to Chattanooga and receives a hero's welcome
57:30 - Final thoughts and takeaways from this forgotten legal landmark
1:03:11 - Closing remarks
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