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Library Spotlights: November

Highlights of historical and current legal issues

Plymouth Colony's 1636 code included bill of rights.

                                                                 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plymouth_General_Court

"The other direction in which Plymouth made a distinctive contribution ...was the formulation of certain provisions of new substantive law: civil marriage, equality of descent  among children, provision for widows, and recording of deeds."

John Joseph Moakley U.S. Courthouse

http://www.clarkconstruction.com/our-work/projects/john-joseph-moakley-us-courthouse

Church and State in Plymouth

"...the colony was far more flexible in its definition of orthodoxy than its larger neighbors--"
http://storiesofusa.com/plymouth-ma-plymouth-rock-first-thanksgiving-1620/