Georgia v. Brailsford

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Georgia v. Brailsford is the name of three Supreme Court of the United States
Supreme Court of the United States
The Supreme Court of the United States is the highest court in the United States. It has ultimate appellate jurisdiction over all state and federal courts, and original jurisdiction over a small range of cases...

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  • Georgia v. Brailsford (1792)
    Georgia v. Brailsford (1792)
    Georgia v. Brailsford 2 U.S. 402 is the first United States Supreme Court case where a state was a party. The court held that "[a] State may sue in the Supreme Court to enjoin payment of a judgment in behalf of a British creditor taken on a debt, which was confiscated by the State, until it can...

     2 U.S. 402, involving state rights to collect debt from foreign citizens
  • Georgia v. Brailsford (1793)
    Georgia v. Brailsford (1793)
    Georgia v. Brailsford 2 U.S. 415 is a United States Supreme Court case continuing the case of Georgia v. Brailsford . Here, the court held that "upon a motion to dissolve that injunction, this court held that, if the state of Georgia had the title in the debt, she had an adequate remedy at law...

     2 U.S. 415
  • Georgia v. Brailsford (1794)
    Georgia v. Brailsford (1794)
    Georgia v. Brailsford 3 U.S. 1 is an early United States Supreme Court case where the presiding judge of the Court instructed the jury, in part, that a jury has a right to judge the law as well as the facts...

     3 U.S. 1, involving jury nullification
    Jury nullification
    Jury nullification occurs in a trial when a jury reaches a verdict contrary to the judge's instructions as to the law.A jury verdict contrary to the letter of the law pertains only to the particular case before it; however, if a pattern of acquittals develops in response to repeated attempts to...