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bria30_3frontThis edition of Bill of Rights in Action looks at issues related to law:

  • Saved From the Gallows: The Trial of Leopold and Loeb, by Lucy Eisenberg, Esq.
  • The Great Qing Code: Law and Order During China's Last Dynasty, by Carlton Martz
  • The Free Exercise of Religion in America, by Damon Huss


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