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Amherst County Courthouse, Virginia

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The initial Buck vs. Bell trial was held in Amherst County, Viriginia, which set the stage for taking the issue of eugenic sterilization to the Supreme Court. (DNAi location: Chronicle > Trial of Carrie Buck>trial)
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eugenic sterilization,carrie buck,amherst county,amherst virginia,viriginia,initial trial,dnai,county courthouse,lombardo,supreme court
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