Cour de cassation annuls Alfred Dreyfus's first trial

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Historical Context Note

The Dreyfus Affair continues, as the cour de cassation (the highest court in the French judicial system) now annuls the Jewish army officer's first trial for treason, after it was revealed to be based on fabricated evidence, and orders a retrial.
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Editors. "Cour de cassation annuls Alfred Dreyfus's first trial". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
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