Utah State Supreme Court Appeal
With the backing of the Industrial Workers of the World, Joe Hill's murder conviction was appealed to the Utah State Supreme Court. Citing dozens of alleged errors in procedure and fairness, attorney O.N. Hilton called Hill's conviction "utterly lacking in the essential, fundamental elements of proof." The three member court listened to arguments, and in a matter of days handed down a unanimous verdict upholding the Hill conviction.
(Courtesy: Utah State Archives and Records)