Irving Whitehead, still image with audio
Irving Whitehead was the lawyer appointed to represent Carrie Buck at the trial in Amherst County. Whitehead betrayed Carrie, colluding with his supposed adversary, Aubrey Strode, presenting no witnesses, and doing only a minimal job of cross examination. When he lost the case, he turned to the board of the hospitals and proudly said, "This case is in the best shape it could be to go to the United States Supreme Court." (DNAi location: Chronicle > Trial of Carrie Buck > Players)
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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.
Aubrey Strode was the lawyer who wrote the Virginia statute that became the sterilization law.
Paul Lombardo talks about Amherst County Courthouse was the first step of a legal case that would lead all the way to the Supreme Court.
Paul Lombardo discusses the initial trial in Amherst County, Viriginia, which set the stage for taking the issue of eugenic sterilization to the Supreme Court.
Paul Lombardo talks about the case conluded that Carrie, Emma, and Vivian represented three generations of imbeciles, which justified Carrie's sterilization.
Buck vs. Bell Supreme Court Decision
Paul Lombardo talks about low point in medical jurisprudence.
12181. Aubrey Strode, the lawyer who wrote the Virginia sterilization law and who took Buck vs. Bell to the U.S. Supreme Court
Aubrey Strode, the lawyer who wrote the Virginia sterilization law and who took Buck vs. Bell to the U.S. Supreme Court
11301. A. Strode letter to H. Laughlin, requesting a deposition on hereditary feeblmindedness for the trial of Carrie Buck in Amherst, Virginia (9/30/1924)
A. Strode letter to H. Laughlin, requesting a deposition on hereditary feeblmindedness for the trial of Carrie Buck in Amherst, Virginia (9/30/1924)
Paul Lombardo talks about the historical significance of Buck vs. Bell.