Legal Ethics and Fugitive Slaves: The Anthony Burns Case, Judge Loring, and Abolitionist Attorneys
University of Pittsburgh, School of Law; Albany Law School - Government Law Center
Cardozo Law Review, Vol. 17, No. 1793, 1996
The Anthony Burns case paralyzed Boston for a week while lawyers debated Burns's fate before United States Commissioner Edward G. Loring, and stimulated a revolution in public antislavery sentiment in Massachusetts.
This Article explores the issues of legal ethics through an analysis of the rendition of Anthony Burns, the most famous return of a fugitive slave in American history, and the key figures in the legal proceedings.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 50
Keywords: Anthony Burns, fugitive slaves, Edward Loring, legal ethics
Date posted: April 16, 2008