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The Supreme Court debates marriage

Posted: April 2, 2013 at 4:28 a.m.

In 1793, the first administration of George Washington—indeed, the first administration of the United States under its still new Constitution—respectfully asked the country’s Supreme Court for some help and guidance: Would the learned justices of the court please interpret some of the more uncertain clauses of the country’s treaties affecting its relations with Britain and France?

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Editorial, Pages 14 on 04/02/2013