Hoffer the editor of this excellent series on landmark cases has contributed another fine volume to it with his book on the treason trials of aaron burr evenhanded lively and brief his study draws on the latest historical scholarship to present an account not only good for general readers but also perfect for use in college courses. The landmark law cases and american society series has received the scribes award given by the american society of writers on legal subjects designed for students and general readers the landmark law cases and american society series is composed of compact authoritative volumes by leading scholars in history political science and law. He argues convincingly that the burr trial was an important moment in the history of american constitutional law law and politics book review this examination of the strange case of the trials of aaron burr is a valuable addition to the excellent series on landmark law cases by the university press of kansas . It was on this day in 1807 that former vice president aaron burr was acquitted of treason charges the trial was truly a trial of the century in its time and one of the first big tests of the constitutions treason clause. In the summer of 1807 the city of richmond virginia played host to one of the most remarkable trials in early american history the case involved several legal luminaries but its undisputed
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