Legal status of women under the laws of Rhode Island, 1892

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R.I. Branch of the Association of Collegiate Alumnae , Providence, R.I
Women -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Rhode Is
Statementcompiled by Mary A. Greene.
Series19th-century legal treatises -- no. 7130.
The Physical Object
Pagination7 p.
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Open LibraryOL18684616M

Get this from a library. Legal status of women under the laws of Rhode Island, [Mary A Greene]. Originally published in under title: Legal status of women under the laws of Rhode Island, Reproduction of original from Harvard Law School Library.

Description: 1 online resource (12 pages) Series Title: The Making of the Modern Law: Responsibility: by Mary A. Greene. She became the chief of the Division of Women and Children and the Commissioner of Minimum Wage for the Rhode Island Department of Labor and worked on the state’s Child Labor Law.

The wife in English law was considered as under the protecting wing of her husband, which covered her from legal annoyance; hence, the old law–French term for a married woman, a femme covert, and her legal condition is her coverture. That this is the true theory of the law is evident from the laws governing the queen's consort of England.

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Here you will find a collection of state laws passed by the Rhode Island Legislature and organized by subject area into Titles, Chapters and Sections. Other Situations in Rhode Island Inheritance Law. According to Rhode Island inheritance laws, an heir must live at least hours (five days) longer than a decedent to become a legal heir to his or her estate.

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These laws automatically give a share of property to a spouse but don’t recognize an unmarried partner. Rhode Island Civil Rights Laws What we refer to as civil rights are the rights of individuals to be treated and protected equally under the laws of a given jurisdiction (typically federal or state).

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Common Law Marriage is currently legal in the state of Rhode Island Rhode Island Marijuana Laws Within the state of Rhode Island, the possession of Marijuana - or Cannabis products – as well as the acts of growing or distributing marijuana without the expressed permission of the Rhode Island State Government is a punishable, criminal offense.

The Guide to Law Online contains a selection of Rhode Island legal, judiciary, and governmental sources accessible through the Internet | Links provide access to primary documents, legal commentary, and general government information about specific jurisdictions and topics.

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Roger Williams is generally recognized as the founder of Rhode Island. Although his settlement of Providence in was not the first or only settlement in the area, he was able to open the whole region to English settlement.

Due to his friendship with local Indians and knowledge of their language he obtained land from the Indians and assisted other settlers in doing the same. Rhode Island Legal Age Laws at a Glance. Rhode Island does not provide an administrative process for emancipation, but minors seeking emancipation may petition the court.

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Laws of Rhode Island Relating to Education [Island, Rhode, Rhode Island Dept of Education] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Laws of Rhode Island Author: Rhode Island. Rhode Island is one of few states that recognize common law Rhode Island Supreme Court first recognized the validity of common law marriage in the seminal case Holgate Electric Rys.

Co., 47 R.I. ().Since rendering its Holgate decision, the Supreme Court has expanded upon and reaffirmed the validity of common law marriages in its subsequent case law. State of Rhode Island General Laws. Title Domestic Relations. Chapter Persons Eligible to Marry § Any marriage, which may have been deemed and held void because a former wife or husband of either of the parties to the marriage, divorced from the party by final decree, was living at the time of the marriage, may be declared valid and binding upon the parties by decree of.

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The Supreme Court of Rhode Island rejected the argument that the state’s criminal statute outlawing carnal knowledge of a girl under 16 years of age violated equal protection of the law, even though it created a classification based on sex by designating females as the only possible victims and subjecting only males to conviction under the statute.

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