This day in legal history: L’Affaire Dreyfus

On this day (22 December) in 1894, Captain Alfred Dreyfus was wrongly convicted of treason by a military court-martial in France. In the words of one commentator (see here), “The Dreyfus affair is an extraordinary tale of injustice, deceit, and coverup.” Captain Dreyfus, who was accused of communicating military secrets to the German Embassy in Paris, was eventually exonerated 12 years later.

About F. E. Guerra-Pujol

When I’m not blogging, I am a business law professor at the University of Central Florida.
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