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By Michael Grossberg

A Judgment for Solomon tells the tale of the d'Hauteville case, a arguable baby custody conflict fought in 1840. It makes use of the tale of 1 couple's sour struggle over their son to discover a few timebound and undying positive factors of yankee criminal tradition. This eagerly trial sparked a countrywide debate over the criminal rights and tasks of mom and dad, husbands and other halves. The d'Hauteville case explains why well known trials develop into "precedents of felony experience"-- mediums for debates approximately hugely contested social matters. It additionally demonstrates the facility of person men and women to give a contribution to felony switch through turning to the legislation to struggle for what they wish.

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