The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Volume 10 - Legal

Robert G. INGERSOLL (1833 - 1899)

For those who like courtroom drama, here are Ingersoll’s Opening and Closing arguments on the most famous trials of his career--the Star Route Trials which stretched over 2 years, revealing high government corruption in the U.S. Post Office system's westward expansion. Ingersoll was lead counsel for the defense. Compiled from countless reports and endless conflicting details (much like untangling a huge pile of fishing line), it was said that his prodigious memory of the minutest details without referring to the record, knowledge of the law, impregnable logic, forensic power, lucidity, almost infallible judgment, remarkable ability as an orator that kept the courtroom spellbound; his uniform fairness, tact, candor, humor, and matchless summing up, are vividly captured in these transcripts. "He absolutely made no mistakes", said one federal judge. This volume also contains 3 shorter trial summations: the Munn Trial, the Davis Will Case, and the Russell Case. This is the entirety of Volume X, Dresden Edition, pub. 1900. ~ Summary by Michele Fry

Genre(s): *Non-fiction, Law

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 00. Publisher's Preface Michele Fry
00:03:20
Play 01 01. 1.1 The Munn Trial, Part 1 Michele Fry
00:37:39
Play 02 02. 1.2 The Munn Trial, Part 2 Michele Fry
00:32:20
Play 03 03. 2.1 First Star Route Trial, Closing Address, Part 1 Roger Melin
00:42:20
Play 04 04. 2.2 First Star Route Trial, Closing Address, Part 2 Roger Melin
00:46:47
Play 05 05. 2.3 First Star Route Trial, Closing Address, Part 3 Roger Melin
00:42:48
Play 06 06. 2.4 First Star Route Trial, Closing Address, Part 4 Roger Melin
00:37:06
Play 07 07. 2.5 First Star Route Trial, Closing Address, Part 5 Roger Melin
00:40:57
Play 08 08. 2.6 First Star Route Trial, Closing Address, Part 6 Roger Melin
00:35:37
Play 09 09. 2.7 First Star Route Trial, Closing Address, Part 7 Roger Melin
00:35:07
Play 10 10. 3.1 Second Star Route Trial, Opening Address, Part 1 Edward Kirkby
00:42:27
Play 11 11. 3.2 Second Star Route Trial, Opening Address, Part 2 Edward Kirkby
00:36:22
Play 12 12. 3.3 Second Star Route Trial, Opening Address, Part 3 Edward Kirkby
00:31:27
Play 13 13. 3.4 Second Star Route Trial, Opening Address, Part 4 Edward Kirkby
00:31:35
Play 14 14. 3.5 Second Star Route Trial, Opening Address, Part 5 Edward Kirkby
00:44:44
Play 15 15. 4.1 Second Star Route Trial, Closing Address, Part 1 William Allan Jones
00:36:04
Play 16 16. 4.2 Second Star Route Trial, Closing Address, Part 2 William Allan Jones
00:34:36
Play 17 17. 4.3 Second Star Route Trial, Closing Address, Part 3 William Allan Jones
00:34:53
Play 18 18. 4.4 Second Star Route Trial, Closing Address, Part 4 William Allan Jones
00:32:17
Play 19 19. 4.5 Second Star Route Trial, Closing Address, Part 5 Joseph Tabler
00:38:28
Play 20 20. 4.6 Second Star Route Trial, Closing Address, Part 6 William Allan Jones
00:30:38
Play 21 21. 4.7 Second Star Route Trial, Closing Address, Part 7 William Allan Jones
00:37:29
Play 22 22. 4.8 Second Star Route Trial, Closing Address, Part 8 William Allan Jones
00:35:38
Play 23 23. 4.9 Second Star Route Trial, Closing Address, Part 9 William Allan Jones
00:37:15
Play 24 24. 23. 4.9 Second Star Route Trial, Closing Address, Part 10 William Allan Jones
00:39:53
Play 25 25. 4.11 Second Star Route Trial, Closing Address, Part 11 William Allan Jones
00:31:05
Play 26 26. 4.12 Second Star Route Trial, Closing Address, Part 12 William Allan Jones
00:35:53
Play 27 27. 4.13 Second Star Route Trial, Closing Address, Part 13 William Allan Jones
00:28:04
Play 28 28. 4.14 Second Star Route Trial, Closing Address, Part 14 William Allan Jones
00:38:52
Play 29 29. 4.15 Second Star Route Trial, Closing Address, Part 15 William Allan Jones
00:31:13
Play 30 30. 4.16 Second Star Route Trial, Closing Address, Part 16 William Allan Jones
00:31:32
Play 31 31. 4.17 Second Star Route Trial, Closing Address, Part 17 DavidReader
00:27:23
Play 32 32. 4.18 Second Star Route Trial, Closing Address, Part 18 DavidReader
00:27:47
Play 33 33. 4.19 Second Star Route Trial, Closing Address, Part 19 Michele Fry
00:31:13
Play 34 34. 4.20 Second Star Route Trial, Closing Address, Part 20 Michele Fry
00:29:51
Play 35 35. 4.21 Second Star Route Trial, Closing Address, Part 21 Michele Fry
00:33:22
Play 36 36. 4.22 Second Star Route Trial, Closing Address, Part 22 Michele Fry
00:37:57
Play 37 37. 4.23 Second Star Route Trial, Closing Address, Part 23 Michele Fry
00:27:26
Play 38 38. 4.24 Second Star Route Trial, Closing Address, Part 24 Michele Fry
00:12:10
Play 39 39. 5.1 The Davis Will Case, Address To The Jury, Part 1 Michele Fry
00:29:02
Play 40 40. 5.2 The Davis Will Case, Address To The Jury, Part 2 Michele Fry
00:28:16
Play 41 41. 5.3 The Davis Will Case, Address To The Jury, Part 3 Michele Fry
00:26:00
Play 42 42. 5.4 The Davis Will Case, Address To The Jury, Part 4 Michele Fry
00:40:53
Play 43 43. 6. The Russell Case, Argument before the Vice-Chancellor Michele Fry
00:31:10