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Stansbury v. Marks
Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
2 U.S. (2 Dall.) 213 (1793)
In a Pennsylvania case tried in state court, the defense called Jonas Phillips as a witness. However, the trial was being held on a Saturday, and Phillips, a Jew, refused to testify on the Sabbath. The court fined Phillips, but ultimately excused payment when the defendant waived the testimony.
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