Leo Frank Court Appeals: August 27, 1913 to April 1915

Leo Frank Appeals: Majority and Unanimous Decisions during the Appeals Process Affirm the Murder Conviction Given by the Trial Jury After the murder trial ended August 21, closing arguments concluded, the jury rendered its decision on August 25 at 4 p.m., and the trial judge affirmed the decision and sentencing on August 26, 1913. Frank’s lawyers immediately appealed. Leo Frank, Continue Reading →

The Appeals of Leo Frank 1913, 1914, and 1915

Leo Frank Appeals: Majority and Unanimous Decisions during the Appeals Process Affirm the Murder Conviction Given by the Trial Jury by Not Disturbing It After the Leo Frank murder trial ended August 21, closing arguments began and then ended on August 25 at noon. The jury rendered its decision on August 25 at 4 p.m., and August 26 at 10:00 Continue Reading →

Leonard Dinnerstein: Artful Dodger of the Leo Frank Case

by Reed Miller RETIRED ARIZONA Professor Emeritus of Judaic Studies, Leonard Dinnerstein, I am sorry to say, has joined the eternally dark pantheon of history-falsifiers. Dinnerstein is best known for being a scholar of the Leo Frank case. He doesn’t deserve to be so known. Dinnerstein’s book The Leo Frank Case is shameless falsification of history. It is an embarrassment to American Continue Reading →

Dorsey Is Seeking to Be Grand Jury And Solicitor Too, Say Frank’s Counsel

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Journal Sunday, July 20, 1913 SOLICITOR SCORED FOR HIS ATTITUDE IN CONLEY’S CASE Rosser and Arnold Charge Dorsey Seeks to Convict Frank, Guilty or Innocent, Out of Professional Pride “SHUTTING EYES TO TRUTH, DORSEY PROTECTS NEGRO” Attorneys Intimate That Dorsey Fears to Let Continue Reading →

Anti-Semitism and the Leo M. Frank Murder Case

Editor’s Note: This is a transcription of “Anti-Semitism and the Leo M. Frank Murder Case” by DeWitt H. Roberts. This document is from the American Jewish Archives, Cincinnati, Ohio. DeWitt H. Roberts, 83 Ivy Street, N. E. Atlanta, Georgia ANTI-SEMITISM AND THE LEO M. FRANK MURDER CASE A memorandum for Alex Miller, and the Anti-Defamation League of the B’nai Brith Continue Reading →

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Audio Book – The Leo Frank Case: The Lynching of a Guilty Man, part 17

by Philip St. Raymond for The American Mercury WHILE THE supposedly angelic and innocent Leo Frank and his alleged persecution at the hands of “anti-Semites” was a propaganda asset to the Jewish establishment, did it eventually dawn on Jewish leadership that the real Leo Frank, during any possible new trial they might obtain for him with all its inevitable revelations, might Continue Reading →

Woodward Uses Clemency Again

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Constitution Saturday, July 19, 1913 Asserting That He Considers Recorder Mentally Irresponsible, the Mayor Announces Controversy Closed. With the declaration that no utterance by Recorder Nash R. Broyles will induce him to resort to blackguardism or swerve him in the matter of exercising Continue Reading →

Broyles Comes Back at Mayor Woodward and Mayor at Him

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Journal Friday, July 18, 1913 *Editor’s Note: Small sections of text are missing due to scanning near a crease. Recorder Says Mayor Is Defeating Justice and Impeding Officers in Their Attempts to Check Crime MAYOR STYLES BROYLES “A POLITICAL ACCIDENT” Says Recorder Plays Continue Reading →

Woodward-Broyles Breach Widens

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Georgian Friday, July 18, 1913 REVERSAL OF VERDICTS IS DENIED BY JUDGE Apologizes Also to Porcine Family for Likening Woodward’s Legal Knowledge to Theirs. Recorder Nash Broyles penned a polite note of apology to the whole hog family Friday. With the same hand Continue Reading →

Wordy War Over, Says Woodward

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Constitution Friday, July 18, 1913 In Final Fling at Broyles the Mayor Declares He Is Through With Controversies With City Officials. The word war raging between Mayor James G. Woodward and Judge Nash R. Broyles, police magistrate, which grew out of the mayor’s Continue Reading →

Mayor and Broyles in War of Words

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Georgian Thursday, July 17, 1913 WOODWARD SCORED BY BROYLES “Can’t Convince Ignorant Man He’s Mistaken,” Says Judge, Quoting Epictetus. WHAT BROYLES THINKS OF THE MAYOR. He’s ignorant. He’s a menace to civilization. He knows as much law as a boy does political economy. Continue Reading →

Gov. Slaton Takes Oath Simply

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. The Atlanta Georgian Saturday, June 28, 1913 With the simplest ceremonies in the history of the State, marked by the absence of all military display and red tape, John Marshall Slaton becomes Governor of the State of Georgia in the hall of the House of Continue Reading →

Enright Archives Added to Leo Frank Case Research Library

LEOFRANK.INFO is pleased to announce that the full book, text, and newspaper archives formerly housed at Jack Enright’s Leo Frank Library site have been added to this, the online Leo Frank Case Research Library. We are deeply grateful for Mr. Enright’s assembling and saving this valuable material. Some of the documents from his site were not previously available here, and Continue Reading →

Conley is Unwittingly Friend of Frank, Says Old Police Reporter

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case. Atlanta Georgian Sunday, June 1st, 1913 By AN OLD POLICE REPORTER. Developments came thick and fast during the past week, and one is able to approach consideration of the Phagan case to-day with more assurance and ease of mind than heretofore. Distinctly have the clouds Continue Reading →

100 Reasons Leo Frank Is Guilty

Proving That Anti-Semitism Had Nothing to Do With His Conviction — and Proving That His Defenders Have Used Frauds and Hoaxes for 100 Years by Bradford L. Huie originally published at The American Mercury MARY PHAGAN was just thirteen years old. She was a sweatshop laborer for Atlanta, Georgia’s National Pencil Company. A little over 100 years ago — Saturday, Continue Reading →

The Leo Frank Trial: Closing Arguments of Hooper, Arnold, and Rosser

Originally published by the American Mercury on the 100th anniversary of the Leo Frank trial. The American Mercury continues its centenary coverage of the trial of Leo Frank for the slaying of Mary Phagan with the closing arguments presented by the prosecution and defense. by Bradford L. Huie IT’S A LONG READ — but an essential one for everyone who wants to Continue Reading →

Three Strangling Deaths: Why I Chose to Write About the Leo Frank Case

by Scott Aaron IT MAY WELL BE the greatest murder mystery of all time. Some assert that the Mary Phagan murder case is solved, but those who so assert are of two different and mutually exclusive camps. And those two camps still stand diametrically opposed to this day, four generations later. The case aroused the outrage and ire and vengeance Continue Reading →

Christianity, Anti-Semitism, and the American South: Background to the Leo Frank Case

by Scott Aaron and the editors of LeoFrank.info GEORGIA, as a part of the South, is a place where, though freethinkers are certainly not unknown, the vast majority of the population is deeply committed to Christianity — largely Protestant, fundamentalist Christianity. One’s personal “walk with Jesus” is taken very seriously here, and the religion informs almost every aspect of private, Continue Reading →

Leo Frank: Guilty of Murder, part 3

American Dissident Voices broadcast of August 29, 2015 Listen to the broadcast by Kevin Alfred Strom IT WAS a century ago that Leo Frank, the president of Atlanta’s B’nai B’rith, met his death. His arrest and eventual conviction and execution for the grisly sex murder of little Mary Phagan set off a huge national campaign by the Jewish power structure, Continue Reading →