Lies at Buck vs. Bell, Paul Lombardo
Interviewee: Paul Lombardo. Although Carrie was not feebleminded or morally degenerate, this was the way she was portrayed by the lawyers. (DNAi Location: Chronicle > Trial of Carrie Buck > Epilogue > A case built on falsehoods)
The case against Carrie Buck was built on false facts. She was not feebleminded, as alleged; she was not a moral degenerate. Evidence could've been presented to show that she attended the church choir, or that she had performed reasonably well in school. In fact, the falsehoods presented against Carrie Buck insured the decision wished not only by the lawyers who argued against her, but by the man appointed to defend her interests.
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Paul Lombardo talks about Carrie's lawyer, Irving Whitehead, colluded with lawyers representing the Virginia Colony to help insure that the case went to the Supreme Court.
Paul Lombardo talks about after raping Carrie, Clarence Garland left Charlottesville rather than fulfill his promise to marry her.
Paul Lombardo talks bout in the Supreme Court decision, Justice Holmes compared sterilization for feeblemindedness to a vaccination for smallpox.
Paul Lombardo discusses Carrie and Emma Buck's state of mind prior to the Buck vs. Bell trial.
Paul Lombardo talks about although she tried several times, Carrie was never able to bring her mother Emma home from the Virginia Colony.
Paul Lombardo talks about Oliver Wendell Holmes' support for eugenic sterilization was contrary to his record as a defender of civil liberties.
Paul Lombardo talks about Vivian was on the honor roll in the first grade at Venable School, proving that she was not the third generation of imbeciles.
Paul Lombardo talks about Vivian died at the age of eight; had she lived longer, that life might have stood as a monument to the abuses of eugenics in the United States.
Paul Lombardo talks about Buck vs. Bell was based on the myth that genetically flawed families could be identified and eliminated.
Paul Lombardo talks about twisting the truth at Buck vs. Bell.