Courthouse Square in "A Point of Law" (Location)

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Courthouse and Square
Type: 
Public building
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Faulkner map
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Description: 

The courthouse at the center of the square in the center of Jefferson appears in many of the Yoknapatawpha fictions as the center of the county's social, legal and administrative life. However, in this story the narrative refers to it as "the federal courthouse" rather than the county one (216) - presumably because the crime with which Lucas and George are charged, moonshining, violates a federal statute. A "United States Attorney" is present at their very informal trial (222), but both the commissioner whose office is the scene of one episode and the Judge whose chambers is the scene of another are county rather than federal officials.

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Site of Event
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Continuous
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