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Groves v. Slaughter
United States Supreme Court
40 U.S. (15 Pet.) 449 (1841)
Mississippi was a slave state, but the Mississippi Constitution prohibited the importation of slaves for sale in the state. The United States Supreme Court granted certiorari on the issue of whether the prohibition was enforceable.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Thompson, J.)
Concurrence (Baldwin, J.)
Concurrence (Taney, C.J.)
Concurrence (McLean, J.)
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