The story of the Scottsboro boys is frequently cited as an extreme example of miscarriage of justice at every level of the criminal justice system. Two major U.S. Supreme Court rulings resulted from this case: one upheld a defendant's right to effective counsel under due process; the other prohibited the exclusion of jurors based on race.
This 16 slide PowerPoint includes (both PowerPoint and PDF)
-Background of the case
-Powell v. Alabama
-Norris v. Alabama