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Packard v. Packard - Significance, Reverend Packard's Case Against His Wife, Mrs. Packard Defends Her Sanity

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Plaintiff

Reverend Theophilus Packard, Jr.

Defendant

Elizabeth Parsons Ware Packard

Plaintiff's Claim

That his wife was insane and that he was therefore entitled to confine her at home.

Chief Lawyer for Plaintiff

No record extant

Chief Defense Lawyers

John W. Orr, Stephen Moore

Judge

Circuit Court Judge Charles R. Starr

Place

Kankakee, Illinois

Date of Decision

18 January 1864

Decision

Elizabeth Packard was declared sane and her liberty was restored.

Related Cases

  • Shaw v. Shaw, 17 Day Conn. 189 (1845).
  • Oregon v. Rideout, 108,866 Circuit Court, County of Marion, Oregon (1978).
Packard v. Packard: 1864 - Reverend Packard Presents His Case, Elizabeth Packard Defends Her Sanity, Verdict Takes Seven Minutes, Suggestions For Further Reading [next] [back] Munn v. Illinois - Setting The Boundary Between State And Federal Regulation, Further Readings

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