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The story of the famous Narragansett race track row of 1937 is taken as a point of departure for a series of essays on the principal legal problems growing out of it: Was Mr. O'Hara guilty of a criminal libel on Governor Quinn? Were the two orders of the racing board, removing Mr. O'Hara as manager and suspending the race track's license, properly quashed by the Rhode Island Supreme Court? Was the governor's proclamation of martial law valid? If it was invalid, what are the remedies of the Narragansett Racing Association, which owns and operates the track?

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Book Review: State House v. Pent House: The Constitutional Convention That Never Met, 48 Yale L.J. 1471 (1939)

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