SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES. OCTOBER TERM, 1917. EMMA GOLDMAN AND ALEXANDER BERKMAN, PLAINTIFFS-IN-ERROR, AGAINST THE UNITED STATES, DEFENDANT-IN-ERROR. NO. 702 : BRIEF ON BEHALF OF THE PLAINTIFFS-IN-ERROR
New York; Weinberger, 1917. Item #32081
Original Wraps. 8vo. VI, 109 pages. 23 cm. First edition. Harry Weinberger, attorney for the plaintiffs-in-error. Actively opposed to the first world war, Goldman and Berkman were arrested in July, 1917, and charged with conspiring against the draft. This document encompasses a legal brief calling for the charges to be dropped. Goldman and Berkman defended themselves in the trial however; though they did take up similar points of defense as that laid out by Weinberger in this self-published book. Weinberger (1888-1944) was the son of Hungarian immigrants. He obtained his law degree studying nights at New York University Law School while he worked during the day as a stenographer. He was admitted to the bar in 1908. A staunch believer in civil liberties, Weinberger defended many aliens, immigrants, anarchists, and other radicals, including Emma Goldman and Alexander Berkman, whom he believed had been deprived of their rights. He also developed an expertise in copyright law, representing many writers, including Eugene O'Neill. Subjects: World War, 1914-1918 - Draft resisters - United States. Trials (Conspiracy) - United States. Draft - United States. Goldman, Emma, 1869-1940, plaintiff in error -- Trials, litigation, etc. Berkman, Alexander, 1870-1936, plaintiff in error - Trials, litigation, etc. OCLC lists 19 copies. Wraps rebacked with tape, light soiling to wraps, otherwise fresh and clean. Very good + condition. (KH-1-15).