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Sosna v. Iowa
Citation:419 U.S. 393
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Appellant Carol Sosna was married in Michigan and lived in New York with her husband for several years. They separated, and appellant moved to Iowa. The following month, Sosna filed for divorce in Iowa. Her petition was dismissed because she had not been a resident of Iowa for more than one year.
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