Magna Carta Is Turning 800—And as Relevant as Ever
The Magna Carta, or Great Charter, turns 800 years old next June and yet, like an age-defying elixir, it has been popping up with increasing frequency in U.S. Supreme Court opinions.
By Marcia Coyle|August 06, 2014 at 02:34 PM
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Lord Lothian (right), British ambassador to the United States, transfers the Lincoln Magna Carta to Librarian of Congress Archibald MacLeish (left) for safekeeping during World War II, 1939. (Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress)
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