Roberts v. City of Boston

(1850)

Explanation and Analysis of the Document

The text of the opinion in the case of Sarah C. Roberts v. The City of Boston outlines the legal position of the Boston School Committee and the argument made on the plaintiff’s behalf by her attorney Charles Sumner. Initially, the case was argued before the Suffolk County Court of Common Pleas; it was later brought before the Massachusetts Supreme Court on appeal.

Statement of Facts from the Court of Common Pleas

The beginning of the document recaps the initial court case concerning Sarah Roberts, beginning with the line: “The case was...

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Charles Sumner (Library of Congress)

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