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Selected Web Resources
The pages in this section contain useful resources for the three major topics from which you can select for your term paper.
The John Hinckley Trial 1982
Part of a larger site on Famous Trials maintained by Douglas O. Linder at the University Of Missouri-Kansas City School Of Law, this site includes excerpts from the trial testimony and arguments, a useful bibliography, and other resources about the Hinckley trial.
United States v. Hinckley, 525 F. Supp. 1342 (D.D.C. 1981)
Opinion of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, November 17, 1981.
United States v. Hinckley, 529 F. Supp. 520 (D.D.C. 1982)
Opinion of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, January 8, 1982.
United States of America, Appellant, v. John W. Hinckley, Jr., 672 F.2d 115 (D.C. Cir. 1982)
Opinion of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, February 23, 1982.
Insanity and Diminished Capacity
This page, hosted by the Legal Information Institute at Cornell University Law School, contains a brief but useful list of links pertaining to the insanity defense, covering the theoretical background, related legal issues, important cases, news, and statutes.
Fuller, Vincent J. "United States v. John W. Hinckley Jr.(1982)." Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review 33 (1999): 699.
This brief essay, written by the attorney who served as lead counsel for John Hinckley during his trial, summarizes the author's views of the legal issues in the case 18 years after the trial.
"Industrial Society and Its Future" by Theodore Kaczynski (The "Unabomber Manifesto")
A 50-plus page, 35,000-word essay, in which Kaczynski outlines his social and political views.
The UNABOM Trials: Two Decades of Terror Come To a Close (from the Legal Information Institute at Cornell University Law School)
Links on this page cover the investigation and trial of Theodore Kaczynski, as well as some of the legal issues raise by the case.
FBI Stories: The Unabomber
Video from a multi-part history of the FBI, covering the Unabomber investigation.
John Demjanjuk: Prosecution of A Nazi Collaborator
Entry from the Holocaust Encyclopedia, hosted by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
State of Israel v. Ivan (John) Demjanjuk
Summary of the 1993 Israeli case against Demjanjuk. Includes a useful bibliography.