Cohens V. Virginia

Cohens V. Virginia

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Cohens v. Virginia, 19 U.S. 264, was a United States Supreme Court decision most noted for John Marshall and the Court's assertion of its power to review state supreme court decisions in criminal law matters when they claim their Constitutional rights have been violated. The Court had previously asserted a similar jurisdiction over civil cases involving American parties. An act of the United States Congress authorized the operation of a lottery in the District of Columbia. The Cohen brothers proceeded to sell D.C. lottery tickets in the Commonwealth of Virginia, violating state law. State authorities tried and convicted the Cohens and fined them $100. The state courts found that Virginia law prohibiting lotteries could be enforced, notwithstanding the act of Congress which authorized the D.C. lottery. The Cohens appealed to the Supreme Court, arguing that their conduct was protected by the Act of Congress authorizing the D.C. lotteryshow more

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  • Paperback | 120 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 186g
  • Culp Press
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6134947652
  • 9786134947657