By Michael Grossberg

A Judgment for Solomon tells the tale of the d'Hauteville case, a debatable 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 aspects of yank felony tradition. This eagerly trial sparked a countrywide debate over the criminal rights and tasks of mom and dad, husbands and better halves. The d'Hauteville case explains why renowned trials turn into "precedents of felony experience"-- mediums for debates approximately hugely contested social concerns. It additionally demonstrates the power of person men and women to give a contribution to criminal switch via turning to the legislations to struggle for what they wish.

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