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Stars Gary Merrill. Chief Justice Marshall presides over the dramatic 1807 treason trial of the notorious Aaron Burr. Marshall demands that the constitutional definition of treason be the sole basis for determining Burr’s guilt. This sets the precedent of deed only—rather than thought of conspiracy—as grounds for treason in America. Issues: the right of dissent, judicial independence, and treason in a democracy.
This title is part of the series: PROFILES IN COURAGE
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