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Trivia Question 2-16-17 Murder!

Discussion in 'War Between the States Trivia Game' started by Trivia Master, Feb 16, 2017.

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  1. Trivia Master

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    Provide the name of the future member of Lincoln's Cabinet who entered the first plea of insanity as a defense in a United States trial for murder.

    credit: @MajGenl.Meade
     
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    The trial was for Dan Sickles so it has to be Edwin Stanton.
     
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    Edwin McMasters Stanton
     
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    Edwin Stanton.
     
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    edwin m. stanton - secretary of war
     
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    You must be Edwin Stanton, Lincoln's future Secretery of War.

    He along with Sickles other "Dream Team of layers" pleaded temporary insanity during the Dan Sickles murder case of Philip Barton Key.
     
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    Edwin M. Stanton.
     
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    In my supplied answer, I may have given the impression that Stanton had been Attorney General in Lincoln's cabinet before he became Minister for Belligerence. He was, of course, attorney general in Buchanan's administration.

    But the answer isn't Stanton anyway so perhaps that doesn't matter
     
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    Edwin Stanton (defense of Daniel Sickles in killing of Phillip Key)
     
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    Edwin McMasters Stanton Sickles' defense countered that Sickles had suffered from a temporary bout of insanity, the first such instance of an insanity plea in American jurisprudence. Outside the courthouse, Sickles, Stanton and company met a throng of individuals in adulation of the victory.
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    Edwin Stanton, as part of the dream team of lawyers for Daniel Sickles in 1859, for the murder of DC District Attorney, Phillip B. Key.
     
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    Eddie Stanton
     
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    Daniel Sickles [ Wikipedia ]


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    This was the first example of use of the insanity plea in the United States. Daniel Sickles was known for being a New York politician and Civil War Union General as much as his public scandals and controversies. He married Teresa Bagioli when he was 33. She was 15 at the time. This was also the same man who chose not to present his pregnant wife at home to Queen Victoria, but instead hire the services of a common prostitute Fanny White for the dignified task. However, his greatest scandal came when he shot and killed Philip Barton Key in Lafayette Park for having an affair with said wife Teresa. In the much publicized trial, he claimed temporary insanity as he was enraged with his wife’s infidelity at the time. Before an all-male jury, Daniel Sickles was acquitted of his murder charges in 1859. In the aftermath of the trial, the public was not only nonchalant to the outrageous claim, but applauded his actions for liberating the ladies of Washington from the adulterer Philip. Coincidentally, Philip was also the son of Francis Scott Key, the writer of The Star-Spangled Banner.
     
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    The plea was for Dirty Dan Sickles, but the plea was entered by his attorneys, including Edwin Stanton.
    Source: wikipedia, "Daniel Sickles"
     
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    Edwin M Stanton
     
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    Edwin Stanton
     
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