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The courts and the colonies : the litigation of Hutterite Church disputes

Author: Alvin A J Esau
Publisher: Vancouver : UBC Press, 2004.
Series: Law and society series (Vancouver, B.C.)
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"Alvin Esau examines the history of Hutterite litigation and how the roots of the schism related to controversy over the Schmiedeleut leadership and its alliance with the Bruderhof, a group of Christian communalists living mainly in the eastern United States. At stake is the nature of religious freedom in Canada and the extent to which our pluralistic society is prepared to accommodate groups with illiberal legal  Read more...
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Esau, Alvin A.J.
Courts and the colonies.
Vancouver, BC : UBC Press, 2004
(OCoLC)645964441
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alvin A J Esau
ISBN: 0774811161 9780774811163 077481117X 9780774811170
OCLC Number: 55973615
Description: xi, 384 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: The Hutterites --
The Bruderhof --
The inside law against going to outside law --
Hutterite litigation before Lakeside --
Daniel Hofer, hog feeders, and excommunication --
Going to court --
Lakeside under appeal --
Lakeside and the schism within the Schmiedeleut --
Litigating again at Lakeside --
Litigating at Rock Lake, Huron, Cypress, Sprucewood, Poinsett, and leaving Lakeside --
Agreeing to divide assets, further schism, and yet more litigation --
Concluding reflections : models of inside law and outside law interaction.
Series Title: Law and society series (Vancouver, B.C.)
Responsibility: Alvin J. Esau.

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A detailed account of the litigation between various Hutterite factions and colonies in Manitoba and the US that led to a major division in the 1990s.  Read more...

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A good read. -- J. Mark Ramseyer, Harvard Law School The Mennonite Quarterly Review [The Courts and the Colonies] was riveting, and we found it hard to put down each night when time came to turn off Read more...

 
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