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Overview Roger M. Adelman (1941-2015) was the senior prosecutor for the United States attorney's office during the trial of John W. Hinckley, Jr. The records, ranging in date from 1981-1989, are related to this trial and Hinckley's attempted assassination of United States President Ronald Reagan in 1981. In 1982, Hinckley was found not guilty by reason of insanity. In 1984, in direct response to the Hinckley verdict, Congress passed the Comprehensive Crime Control Act, which set a higher bar for the...