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Family Law Keyed to Wadlington
Reynolds v. United States
Citation:98 U.S. 145
Defendant was married to Mary Tuddenham and later married Amelia Schofield during the lifetime of Mary. Defendant was charged and convicted of bigamy for his actions. Defendant argued he could not be criminally prosecuted for bigamy because his religion, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, believed he would be punished for not practicing polygamy.
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