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Chisholm v. Georgia
United States Supreme Court
2 U.S. (2 Dall.) 419 (1793)
Alexander Chisholm (plaintiff), a citizen of South Carolina, brought a common-law suit against the State of Georgia (defendant) in the United States Supreme Court. Chisholm sought to recover payment for goods that were sold to Georgia during the Revolutionary War. Georgia claimed sovereign immunity and failed to appear in court.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Jay, C.J.)
Concurrence (Wilson, J.)
Dissent (Iredell, J.)
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