Martin v. Hunter's Lessee
Significance, The President Vs. The Supreme Court, Rightful Owner Or Alien Enemy?, "the Supreme Law Of The Land"
Thomas Bryan Martin
That he, not Hunter, was the rightful owner of a grant of land in Virginia, known as the Northern Neck, left to him by Thomas, Lord Fairfax, a British subject whose title to the land derived from charters from the English kings Charles II and James II.
Chief Lawyer for Plaintiff
Chief Defense Lawyer
Justices for the Court
Gabriel Duvall, William Johnson, Henry Brockholst Livingston, Joseph Story (writing for the Court), Thomas Todd, Bushrod Washington
None (John Marshall did not participate)
Date of Decision
20 March 1816
That Martin was indeed the rightful owner of the land--and that the Commonwealth of Virginia must recognize the validity of his claim.
- Marbury v. Madison, 5 U.S. 137 (1803).
- Fairfax's Devisee v. Hunter's Lessee, 7 Cr. 602 (1813).
- Cohens v. Virginia, 19 U.S. 264 (1821).
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