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Moore v. Dempsey

  • By: Maldine Bailey
  • In: Encyclopedia of Race and Crime
  • Edited by: Helen Taylor Greene & Shaun L. Gabbidon
  • Subject:Race, Ethnicity & Crime, Ethnic Studies

In the 1923 case of Moore v. Dempsey, the U.S. Supreme Court case held that where public opinion overwhelmed the trial process, such as when an agitated lynch mob waited for a verdict on the grounds of the courthouse, the trial ...

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