Exhibit: Racket: The People v. Hines & the Courtroom as Spectacle

Event details

12:00AM- 11:59PM

Lillian Goldman Law Library Level 3


Lillian Goldman Law Library Level 2

Open to
Yale Law School Community
Sketch of Jimmy Hines and son

Exhibit extended through January 14, 2024

From August 1938 through February 1939, The People v. Hines was a front-page fixture of New York’s Daily News.  Readers consumed twice-daily updates on the illegal gambling, bribery, violence, and corruption that linked Democrat politician Jimmy Hines with organized crime.  This Fall, the Library's rare book exhibition highlights the recent acquisition of a set of original drafts and sketches by the two staff artists assigned to illustrate the trial.  Embedded in the reporters’ section, and documenting the key moments of the trial, artists Joe Kidd and S.J. Woolf also left a compelling visual narrative of the American courtroom and judicial process.