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We are saddened to announce the passing, on 29 September 2015, of Norma Basch, professor emerita of history at Rutgers University -- Newark, and author of notable studies helping to define the field of women's legal history. She was 81.
Paul Finkelman has asked R. B. Bernstein to post this question:
I recall that after Barron v. Baltimore that the city or state actually compensated him; does anyone know if that is true?
Senior Fellow, University of Pennsylvania Program on Democracy, Citizenship, and Constitutionalism