July 2024 Newsletter

The latest newsletter from the Historical Society of the D.C. Circuit includes articles on:

  • The 1859 Trial of Daniel Sickles – The First Successful Insanity Defense? or Jury Nullification? by Society President Jim Rocap.
  • The Society’s program, The Road to the Release of John Hinckley.
  • Publication of the Oral History of James “Jim” Sandman.
  • A welcome to the Society’s new Board members.
  • Links to several new tributes and memorials to the remarkable career of Steve Pollak.
  • October Date announced for the Society’s upcoming Law Clerk & Judges Reception.
  • The Society’s website exhibit of official photographs of the U.S. District Courts for the District of Columbia from 1863 to 2020.
  • Information about the early 2025 publication of a book by former Society Board member K. Chris Todd chronicling the lives of the District of Columbia’s 49 U.S. Attorneys.
  • Information and a pre-order link for the first full-length biography of trailblazing attorney and Judge William Benson Bryant by Tonya Bolden.

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