Famous Trials
by Douglas O. Linder (2011)

Please send any comments or suggestions concerning this famous trials website to:


You may also call me at 816-235-2375

 I try to answer messages, but I often am unable (because of the volume of such requests)
 to answer specific requests for information about famous trials.  If I can supply a quick answer without researching, I will.

Sorry, I may not be able to return long-distance phone calls.

 During the months of July and August, I am often out of my office for extended periods and unable to respond to e-mail.

I receive many requests for copyright permission for images.  I do not have the time to reply to them. 
Images from 1923 and earlier are in the public domain and anyone may republish them.

National History Day requests for interviews approach a hundred annually, and--as much as I'd like to--I cannot do that many interviews
 and still do my own teaching and research.  If students have a specific e-mail question about a trial that is not answered on my website, I will try to answer it, but I cannot answer a series of e-mailed questions, schedule phone interviews, or return long-distance phone calls.  If students succeed in reaching me in my office by phone
 (and I am not too busy), I will answer some questions.  Again, I apologize in advance for not being able to be more helpful.

Thanks for your interest in the Famous Trials website.

Douglas O. Linder