Appeal Request from Lenny Bruce v. Hon. John M. Murtagh, Criminal Court of the City of New York: Special Sessions: County of New York: Part 2B: Frank S. Hogan, The District Attorney of the County of New York, 12/15/1964
A comedian and night club performer, Lenny Bruce regularly used obscenity in his act and was repeatedly arrested for violating state obscenity laws. After his conviction, Lenny Bruce appealed, claiming that his rights to due process, guaranteed under the 14th Amendment, were violated. The appeal overturned his conviction, but only after Bruce had died on August 3, 1966.
Remembering the Titanic, 100 Years Later
Among those providing a deposition was Managing Director of the White Star Line, J. Bruce Ismay. Ismay was questioned about the Titanic’s speed, its lifeboats, the lookouts and other issues that may have contributed to the disaster. Throughout his testimony, Ismay stated that all decisions were made by Captain Edward Smith. According to him, he was onboard solely to study passenger accommodations.
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