Moore's Ford Lynching Case: Victory!

Click on the image below to read Judge Treadwell's decision.

 

August 18, 2017 —  On August 18, 2017, U. S. District Court Judge Marc T. Treadwell announced a long-awaited decision to release Grand Jury transcripts from the notorious 1946 Moore's Ford Crossing Case, often called "the last unsolved mass lynching in the United States."

Since 2013, Joseph J. Bell, Jr. (Bell & Shivas, P. C., Rockaway, NJ) has filed motions on behalf of author/historian Anthony S. Pitch to make an exception to the rules of grand jury secrecy claiming that the historical and social significance of the 71-year-old case outweighs any lingering need for secrecy or privacy. Bell pointed out that even far more recent motions for grand jury disclosure had already been granted, notably Richard Nixon, the Rosenbergs, Alger Hiss and Jimmy Hoffa.

For more information, see the following resources:

▶  U. S. District Court Judge Marc T. Treadwell's Decision
▶  Moore's Ford Crossing Case: Victory! (LinkedIn)
▶  Morris County Lawyer Wins Release of Records From 1946 Mass Lynching Case  8/18/2017 by Kevin Coughlin, MorristownGreen.com
▶  Moore's Ford Crossing Case: A Chronology, 8/18/2017   (Under Development)
▶  Anthony S. Pitch Presentation to the National Archives, 5/4/2016   Note:  The video starts at 8:25.
▶  The Last Lynching: How a Gruesome Mass Murder Rocked a Small Georgia Town, by Anthony S. Pitch (Amazon.com Purchase Page)
▶  Moore's Ford Press Release on LinkedIn, 6/27/2017
▶  Morris County Attorney Seeks Justice in Gruesome 1946 Lynching  7/31/2017 by Kevin Coughlin, MorristownGreen.com

 

Source: Recent Opinions Page: Middle District of Georgia | United States District Court, Aug. 18, 2017