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Bayard v. Singleton

Bayard v. Singleton

"American precedent for judicial review of legislation set nearby, 1787, by Samuel Ashe, Samuel Spencer, John Williams."

The court's controversial 1787 decision in Bayard v. Singleton is among its most significant. Bayard, involving a dispute over property confiscated during the Revolutionary War, was the first ruling in America to declare a legislative act unconstitutional.  Future U.S. Supreme Court Justice Alfred Moore argued the case on behalf of the state. -- Wikipedia.

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Posted By: Ray Gurganus

Updated: 4-9-2022
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