This book tells the story of how the great yazoo lands sale gave rise to the 1810 case in which the supreme court under chief justice john marshall for the first time ruled the action of a state to be in violation of the constitution specifically the contract clausetruly a landmark casefletcher v peckestablished judicial review of state legislative proceedings provided a gloss on the contract clause and established the preeminent role of the supreme court in private law matters . This item the great yazoo lands sale the case of fletcher v peck landmark law cases american society by charles f hobson paperback 2195 only 6 left in stock more on the way. Hobson tells us that his decision to write about fletcher v peck 1810 reflects its landmark status as the first case to expound the contract clause and as the first application of judicial review to a state law xii he is correct on both counts the georgia legislatures 1795 sale of its western lands to four private land companies initially seemed unremarkable georgia had . Stanford libraries official online search tool for books media journals databases government documents and more. The great yazoo lands sale book read reviews from worlds largest community for readers in 1795 the georgia legislature sold the states western lands
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