History Lessons: Instructive Legal Episodes from Maine's Early Years — Episode 2
7 Pages Posted: 25 Jan 2021
Date Written: November 15, 2020
This Year Is Maine’s 200th Birthday as a state, after separating from Massachusetts in 1820. The bicentennial prompts me to recount two early civil rights episodes in Maine’s history, highlighting the discrimination the protagonists faced, the difficulties they encountered, and the perseverance they had to demonstrate trying to vindicate their rights – lessons still useful for judges and lawyers today.
Keywords: Legal History; Religious Freedom; Discrimination; Public Schools or Education
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