State v. The Banner Publishing Co., et al.

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
State v. The Banner Publishing Co., et al.
Case Date: 
1885
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Criminal
Cause/Crime: 
Libel

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County:

Division: 
Middle
Number of Pages: 
1
Notes / Description: 

Additional Defendants: A. S. Sandis, Jr., G. H. Baskette. "The Nashville Banner" published that the State prison's dead were inhumanely bartered to medical colleges instead of properly buried. The alleged libelous statements concerned the conduct of James E. Carter, Superintendent of the Penitentiary of the State, F. S. Harris, Warden, Deering J. Roberts, Physician of Penitentiary.