Fletcher v. Peck (1810) is a seminal Supreme Court decision written by Chief Justice John Marshall. Holding a state law unconstitutional, the decision reinforced the stability of legal contracts and expanded judicial review to include acts of state legislatures.

After the Treaty of Paris ended the American Revolution in 1793, the state of Georgia claimed 35 million acres of the Indian reserve to its west known as the Yazoo lands. Two years later, as the result of a bribery scheme involving nearly every state legislator, the ...

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