Posts Tagged ‘salem witch trials’

  • Today in Legal History: Salem Witch Trials

    On February 29, 1692, the first arrests were made in the Salem Witch Trials. The Salem court of Oyer and Terminer (hear and determine) accepted evidence that no modern court would: spectral evidence and witch marks. Spectral evidence involved reports of what would sound like hallucinations to modern jurors. The witnesses would describe their visions […] Read more...
  • Salem Witch Trials

    It is that time of year–getting “colder than a witch’s . . .” and all that.  Talk turns to goblins, ghosts and witches.  It’s a good time for those in the legal world to study the Salem witch trials.  Read more...