According to the passage, the court's decision in the 1991 case was based on which one of the following?

Minerva on August 7, 2019

Option B

Can someone please explain why B is incorrect? Thanks!

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Ravi on August 7, 2019


(B) says, "a common-sense interpretation of the phrase 'within living memory'"

The problem with (B) is that although it may seem like common sense,
the passage never says that the court relied upon a common-sense
interpretation. so this is why we can get rid of (B).

(E) says, "testimony establishing certain historical facts"

The 1991 case is the one in which Marina Katelnikoff joined Boyd
Dickinson and the court overturned the previous decision. The passage
notes in lines 41 and 42 that testimony from Alaska natives was a part
of the case, so (E) has textual support and is the correct answer

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