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Chisholm v. Georgia - Significance, Further Readings

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Plaintiff

The heirs of Alexander Chisholm

Defendant

State of Georgia

Plaintiff's Claim

That the state of Georgia allow the heirs of Alexander Chisholm, all of who reside in South Carolina, to inherit his properties in Georgia.

Chief Lawyer for Plaintiff

Edmund Randolph

Chief Defense Lawyer

Thomas P. Carnes

Justices for the Court

John Blair, William Cushing, John Jay, Thomas Johnson, James Wilson

Justices Dissenting

James Iredell

Place

New York, New York

Date of Decision

18 February 1793

Decision

That Chisholm's heirs could sue the state of Georgia for their property.

Related Cases

  • Fletcher v. Peck, 10 U.S. 87 (1810).
  • Cohens v. Virginia, 19 U.S. 264 (1821).
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