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Title Report of investigation by the Detroit Chapter, the National Lawyers Guild and Wolverine Bar Association of Michigan on the summary contempt citation against George W. Crockett (of the Michigan Bar), adopted at General Membership meeting of the Detroit Chapter of National Lawyers Guild on November 16, 1949. Adopted at General Membership meeting of the Wolverine Bar Association on November 16, 1949.

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 Purdy-Kresge Library Vault  761:37    IN PROCESS
Description [1], 29, [1] leaves ; 37 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note Cover title.
"On October 14, 1949, George W. Crockett ... was summarily found guilty of and sentenced for contempt by ... Harold R. Medina of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York."--leaf 1.
In 1948 Crockett became a member of the legal team that defended eleven Communist leaders including Gus Hall, the head of the U.S. Communist Party, and former New York City Councilman Benjamin J. Davis, who were charged with violating the Smith Act. While defending his clients, Crockett and four other defense attorneys were sentenced by Federal Judge Harold Medina to the U.S. Penitentiary in Ashland, Kentucky for contempt of court. Crockett served four months in prison before being released in 1952. --
The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) was founded in 1937 as an association of progressive lawyers and jurists who believed that they had a major role to play in the reconstruction of legal values to emphasize human rights over property rights. -- Organization's website
The Wolverine Bar Association was established by a number of African-American attorneys during the 1930's. It was organized to coordinate the energies and talents of the increasing number of African-Americans admitted to practice throughout Michigan. -- Organization's website
In pamphlet binder.
Subject Crockett, George W. -- Trials, litigation, etc.
Communist Party of the United States of America.
Communist Trial, New York, N.Y., 1949.
Contempt of court -- United States.
Added Author Wolverine Bar Association of Michigan.
Added Title WSUL Vault Collection.
OCLC # 17668929
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