United States v. Peters
The Fate Of The Active, To Prevent "a Solemn Mockery"
That Judge Peters should be obliged to act upon a mandamus or writ enforcing the judgement of a federal appeals court in favor of Gideon Olmstead, et al, despite a conflicting decision by Pennsylvania's Court of Admiralty.
Justices for the Court
Samuel Chase, William Cushing, William Johnson, Henry Brockholst Livingston, John Marshall (writing for the Court), Thomas Todd, Bushrod Washington
Date of Decision
Judge Peters was directed to execute the mandamus.
The decision established that a state cannot annul the judgements nor determine the jurisdiction of U.S. federal courts.
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