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[Hazard, Benjamin]:

ARGUMENT IN THE CASE RHODE-ISLAND AGAINST MASSACHUSETTS. PRINTED BY ORDER OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.

Providence: 1838 Stitched, 60pp, scattered foxing and light wear, untrimmed, Good+. Hazard made his argument in a case "of historic importance. In Rhode Island v. Massachusetts, the [Supreme] Court was called upon for the first time to decide whether it possessed jurisdiction under the Constitution to decide a conflict between two States of the Union, involving a disputed boundary line and the sovereignty over disputed territory." II Warren, Supreme Court in United States History 42-43. The Court adopted Hazard's position, which involved a sophisticated exposition of early Constitutional history, holding [over Chief Justice Taney's dissent] that it did have jurisdiction. See 37 U.S. 755 [1838]. Daniel Webster was counsel for Massachusetts. Ironically, Massachusetts presented a State Rights argument, that the Court might lack the power to execute its judgment against Massachusetts. Hazard, seizing a delicious opportunity, responded, "What! Does Massachusetts threaten? Is Massachusetts ready to become a nullifying State, and to set up her own will in defiance of the decrees of this Court and the Constitution itself?" FIRST EDITION. Cohen 11940.50 [2003 Supp.]. AI 50778 [5]. Not in Marvin, Harv. Law Cat., Eberstadt, Decker.


Book Id: 18290

Price: $350.00

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