Law Library Notes

October 26, 2013

1932 political trial on display at federal courthouse

Filed under: Uncategorized — Troy Johnson @ 1:41 pm

Infamous trials help shape history, and for the city of Omaha, a trial in 1932 is now on display for everyone to learn about.

The takedown of Thomas Dennison is front and center at the federal courthouse.

“It inspires us to work hard and do what we do to ensure justice is fair for all, and I think it will inspire staff as well as the courthouse,” said Laurie Smith Camp, U.S. District Court judge.

Thomas Dennison was on trial for conspiracy to violate the National Prohibition Act. The trial brought an end to the political syndicate that controlled Omaha for decades.
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