Professor Sahar F. Aziz was invited by the American Bar Association to identify and describe a trial for the ABA Journal November cover story “10 Trials That Changed the World.” Professor Aziz was one of only ten distinguished lawyers from around the world the Journal selected to discuss one historic trial each.
“At their best, trials provide insight into the human condition while they illuminate principles of the law. And sometimes they even change the course of history,” ABA Journal assistant managing editor James Podgers points out. “In some cases, however, trials are more than compelling stories about the search for justice. They become the stuff of history through their impact on the law and society. While the full impact of these cases is difficult to measure at the moment they occur, it often is clear that their impact will be profound.”
Professor Aziz’s contribution, A Court Decides Who Is White Under the Law, offers insight on the 1915 naturalization case of Dow v. United States where the court found people from the Middle East and North Africa white based on societal notions of race.
View Professor Aziz’s article here.
Read the ABA Journal’s cover feature,
"10 Trials That Changed the World."
The "10 Trials That Changed The World" article originally appeared in the November 2013 issue of the ABA Journal with the headline: "Courting Destiny."
(Image: Immigrants at Ellis Island.
Courtesy Library of Congress.)
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