About Richard Underwood

Richard H. Underwood, American legal scholar, teacher, and award-winning author, is the Edward T. Breathitt Professor of Law at the University of Kentucky College of Law. Professor Underwood is the author of "CrimeSong: True Crime Stories from Southern Murder Ballads" and "Gaslight Lawyers: Criminal Trials & Exploits in Gilded Age New York." He resides in Lexington, Kentucky.
15 02, 2018

AthensWest Theatre Company’s season of “Truth” and playwright Bill Cain deliver with “Equivocation”

By |2018-02-16T08:30:35-05:00February 15th, 2018|Inside and Outside the Cover, Page to Stage|0 Comments

Shall Will Shakespeare equivocate or to his own self be true? AthensWest Theatre Company’s production (directed by Jerre Dye) of “Equivocation” by Bill Cain opened February 9th, 2018, at the Pam Miller Downtown Arts Center in Lexington, Kentucky. “Equivocation”

1 09, 2017

Inside and Outside the Cover: Was there a connection between New York’s adoption of “death by electrocution” and William Howe’s defense of “Handsome” Harry Carlton?

By |2018-03-10T10:45:53-05:00September 1st, 2017|Inside and Outside the Cover|0 Comments

In Gaslight Lawyers I include a discussion of  the case of “Handsome Harry” Carlton. Richard Rovere, who wrote a book about the firm of Howe and Hummel, told of William F. ("Big Bill") Howe’s argument on Harry’s behalf that