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Question 1: In 1925, prosecutors elected to dismiss ________ charges against the remaining ten defendants in the famous case of People vs.
TheftMurderExtortionManslaughter

Question 2: They were defended by attorney ________, who was retained by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
William Jennings BryanClarence DarrowScopes TrialFrank Murphy

Question 3: After an initial mistrial, Henry Sweet (Ossian's brother who admitted he fired the shot) was acquitted by a ________ on grounds of self defense; the dismissals of the charges against the ten remaining defendants followed.
Jury trialGrand juryJuryJury nullification

Question 4: When he was found not guilty of killing the former, Attorney-General, Sir ________ controversially entered a nolle prosequi regarding the latter charge.
Thomas Inskip, 1st Viscount CaldecoteWilliam Jowitt, 1st Earl JowittHugh Cairns, 1st Earl CairnsReginald Manningham-Buller, 1st Viscount Dilhorne

Question 5: Rape charges were "nolle pros'ed." against basketball player ________ after the complainant refused to testify.
Shaquille O'NealPhil JacksonKobe BryantDerek Fisher

Question 6: In 1924, Connecticut prosecutor Homer Stille Cummings dismissed charges against Harold Israel, a vagrant accused of murdering a popular priest in ________.
Stamford, ConnecticutBridgeport, ConnecticutNorwalk, ConnecticutFairfield County, Connecticut

Question 7: The trial was presided over by Detroit Recorder's Court Judge ________, who went on to become an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.
William Howard TaftDwight F. DavisFrank MurphyHenry L. Stimson

Question 8: Confession of judgment: When used by the ________, it has the same effect as a nolle prosequi, but may be used in civil suits as well.
United States Solicitor GeneralWilliam Howard TaftElena KaganUnited States Attorney General







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