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In 1923, Hill Military Academy of Portland filed suit with the U.S. District Court against the State of Oregon to challenge legislation that would have outlawed private school education as a pupil’s primary form of instruction. When the private school won the case, Governor Walter Pierce appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court. On March 17, 1925, attorney John C. Veatch delivered an oral argument to the Court in support of the academy. This excerpt, taken from his speech, appeared in a pamphlet the private school published at the conclusion of the case.