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The student would also use case law to learn about Florida’s treatment of abortion laws. To read Eggart v. State, using the citation provided by Florida Law and Practice, the student would have gone to volume 25 of the Southern Reporter and opened it to page 527. From the case, they would learn the history of Florida’s antiabortion statute and how it could be used to convict, of manslaughter, anyone who set out to cause a woman to miscarry. The first page of the Eggart case is to the left; the entire case can be found by scrolling down to the bottom of the “Historical Print Research Project No. 1: Abortion” site and clicking on the document. The citation is Eggart v. State, 40 Fla. 527, 25 So. 144 (1898).
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"Consult Primary Authorities--Step Three in the Research Process--Case Law" (1899). Research in Virgil Hawkins' World of Print--Historical Print Research Project No. 1: Abortion. 17.