Prigg v. Pennsylvania
Significance, Owing Service, Federal Supremacy, Impact, Further Readings
State of Pennsylvania
That laws passed by the U.S. Congress regulating interstate retrieval of fugitive slaves take precedence over state laws on the same subject.
Chief Lawyers for Appellant
Chief Lawyer for Appellee
Johnson, Attorney General of Pennsylvania
Justices for the Court
Henry Baldwin, John Catron, Peter Vivian Daniel, John McKinley, Joseph Story (writing for the Court), Roger Brooke Taney, Smith Thompson, James Moore Wayne
Date of Decision
1 March 1842
Upheld Prigg's claim and overturned two lower courts' decisions convicting Prigg of kidnapping under an 1826 Pennsylvania law.
- The Antelope, 10 Wheat. 66 (1825).
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- Ableman v. Booth, 62 U.S. 506 (1859).
- Hines v. Davidowitz, 312 U.S. 52 (1941).
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