October 17, 2013
by Zachariah Rivenbark
In 1812, the Boston Gazette published an editorial cartoon in response to a redistricting plan signed into law by Massachusetts Governor Elbridge Gerry. The cartoon depicted a portion of Essex County in Massachusetts seemingly haphazardly drawn into a district that would benefit Gerry's Democratic- ...[read more]
February 4, 2012
by Cody Harding
On February 4, 2011, a Danish court sentenced Muhideen Mohammed Geelle to nine years in prison for his 2010 attack on Kurt Westergaard, illustrator of the controversial 2005 cartoon depicting the Prophet Muhammad as a suicide bomber. Geelle was armed with an axe and knife when he broke into ...[read more]
January 30, 2012
by Sarah Posner
A Norwegian court on Monday convicted two men accused of planning an attack against the Danish newspaper that published a cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad. This is the first conviction under Norway's anti-terror laws. Both defendants, Mikael Davud and Shawan Sadek Saeed Bujak, were found guilty in ...[read more]
June 23, 2011
by Julia Zebley
A Danish court on Wednesday sentenced Somali Islamist Muhideen Mohammed Geele to an additional year in prison for his 2010 attack on Kurt Westergaard, illustrator of the controversial 2005 cartoon depicting the Prophet Muhammad as a suicide bomber. Geele had already been sentenced to nine years in ...[read more]
June 10, 2011
by Maureen Cosgrove
A federal jury on Thursday convicted Tahawwur Hussain Rana, a Chicago resident with Canadian citizenship, on two counts of planning to attack a Copenhagen newspaper, but found him not guilty on charges of helping to plan the 2008 Mumbai terror attack. Rana was found guilty of providing material ...[read more]
February 4, 2011
by LaToya Sawyer
A Danish court on Friday sentenced Somali Islamist Muhideen Mohammed Geelle to nine years in prison for his 2010 attack on Kurt Westergaard, illustrator of the controversial 2005 cartoon depicting the Prophet Muhammad as a suicide bomber. Geele was convicted on Thursday on charges of attempted ...[read more]
August 15, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
On August 15, 1867, the UK parliament passed the Reform Act of 1867. The act extended the right to vote to working class men of England and Wales, doubling the voting population. August 1867 political cartoon opposing the act. Learn more about democracy in the UK from the Telegraph... ...[read more]
May 5, 2010
by Erin Bock
The Dutch Public Prosecution Service announced Tuesday that the public prosecutor for the Utrecht District Court filed an appeal against the April 22 ruling acquitting the Arab European League (AEL) of hate speech charges stemming from posting an inflammatory cartoon on their website. The court ...[read more]
April 22, 2010
by Erin Bock
The Netherlands Utrecht District Court on Thursday acquitted members of the Arab European League (AEL) of hate speech charges resulting from the posting a cartoon on their website that insinuated that the Holocaust was fabricated. The criminal complaint against the group alleged that the cartoon ...[read more]
March 23, 2010
by JURIST Staff
On March 23, 1918, 101 leaders of the Industrial Workers of the World union ("The Wobblies") were put on trial in Chicago for conspiracy to obstruct America's participation in World War I. Learn more about the Wobblies from the Constitutional Rights Foundation. ... ...[read more]

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