If you are like me, you are unaware of the genealogical resources that are available to us because the U.S. District Court is located in Cincinnati. Additionally, you may not be aware that we are privileged to have a member, Pam Schaffner, who is the District Court Librarian. Earlier this month we were fortunate to have a talk presented by Pam at the Main Library.
Pam led us through the complicated history of the District Courts as our young country struggled to define legal jurisdiction at the same time that we were rapidly adding states. She gave us an overview of the kinds of cases that have been decided by the Circuit Courts.
Amazon that discuss this colorful citizen of Price Hill.
One interesting point was that George Remus acted as his own attorney in a case where he claimed to be not guilty by reason of insanity. What's even more insane as that he won the case! The citizens of Cincinnati did not seem to take kindly to any efforts aimed at limiting their beer consumption.
Submitted by Kathy Reed