Martin v. Hunter’s Lessee(1816)
Explanation and Analysis of the Document
The case includes a syllabus of the facts and background events of Martin v. Hunter's Lessee. The syllabus discusses the writ of error that brings the case before the Court, and it quotes Roane's Hunter v. Martin decision that “so much of the 25th section of the act of Congress to establish the judicial courts of the United States, as extends the appellate jurisdiction of the Supreme Court to this Court, is not in pursuance of the Constitution of the United States.” The syllabus chronicles the original state court case launched in...
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