[Review] Contempt of Court: The Turn-of-the-Century Lynching that Launched a Hundred Years of Federalism

More than 100 years ago in Chattanooga, Tennessee, a black man named Ed Johnson was dragged from his jail cell and taken to the Walnut Street Bridge and lynched. That Johnson was almost certainly innocent, and that he was already condemned to die by hanging, mattered not at all to the mob that wanted to … Continue reading [Review] Contempt of Court: The Turn-of-the-Century Lynching that Launched a Hundred Years of Federalism