Thermidor Fun Facts Day Four: Problems at Work

In the decrees passed on March 10 and 11, 1793, the Convention ruled out appeals to lower courts, provincial courts, or the police and effectively gave the Tribunal révolutionnaire the authority of a self-sufficient supreme court. Robespierre spoke out against the vague definition of “plotter” (conspirateur) and proposed that more precise guidelines be written for juries on what kinds of activities should be judged conspiratorial or counterrevolutionary, lest good citizens be victimized by a tribunal meant to protect them.
True or false: His proposal did not make it into the law.


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