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The Reign of the Judges: An Outline of Nephite Government
|Title||The Reign of the Judges: An Outline of Nephite Government|
|Publication Type||Magazine Article|
|Year of Publication||1928|
|Authors||Melville, Alton C.|
|Date Published||January 1928|
|Keywords||Democracy; King Mosiah (Son of King Benjamin); Nephite Government; Reign of the Judges|
The author discusses King Mosiah’s political discourse in which he introduces a democratic government and does away with the autocratic government system of kings. Democratic laws that were implemented into the Nephite judicial system at this time include the right to appeal, capital punishment, cross examination, and religious freedom.
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