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By Michael Grossberg

ISBN-10: 051152868X

ISBN-13: 9780511528682

ISBN-10: 0521552060

ISBN-13: 9780521552066

ISBN-10: 0521557453

ISBN-13: 9780521557450

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 good points of yank criminal tradition. This eagerly trial sparked a countrywide debate over the felony rights and tasks of moms and dads, husbands and other halves. The d'Hauteville case explains why well known trials develop into "precedents of criminal 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 via turning to the legislations to struggle for what they need.

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Her obvious melancholy forced Gonzalve to grant such a release. But he prayed that time and freedom to choose would send her back to him, "If you return to me, my Ellen, oh! shall I be most happy!! If a frightful misfortune await me, I shall repeat, that I have done my duty. "23 Entering the Law's Shadow 13 She was restored to him. Once again, though, their versions of the reconciliation diverged dramatically. Ellen explained that Magnus's description of his son's wretchedness made her realize that Gonzalve's release had not been genuine.

He set sail for America to retrieve his wife and child. His voyage ignited yet another controversy because he traveled under the name Daniel rather than Gonzalve. 68 In response, Gonzalve explained that he "used the name of Daniel, one of the names I bear," because he "had every reason to apprehend, from the temper of the previous correspondence . . " Already feeling himself being drawn into the law's shadow by David's legal threats, he avoided using his ordinary name because, "being a stranger to the laws of the United States," he feared the "the mysterious terrors 'of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts,' with which .

42 As Gonzalve intimated, the next event in their marital tragedy proved lethal. And, of course, it would be recounted differently by each spouse. Ellen would charge trickery; Gonzalve would plead misunderstanding. Both agreed, though, that Gonzalve's decision to return to Paris and fetch Ellen set the ruinous events in motion. Ellen charged that immediately after sending the letter withdrawing permission for her voyage home, Gonzalve snuck into Paris. He then spent a day and night in the French capital without telling her of his arrival.

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