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Martin v. Hunter’s Lessee


Virginia confiscated Lord Fairfax's lands after his death

Other events that happened on or around 1781


The Virginia Court of Appeals upheld David Hunter's claim to 739 acres of the former Fairfax lands

Other events that happened on or around 1810


Justice Joseph Story delivered the decision to reverse Virginia Court of Appeals in the David Hunter case after John Marshall recused himself from the case

Other events that happened on or around 1812

Mar 20, 1816

A second decision in Martin v. Hunter's Lessee upheld the original decision of the U.S. Supreme Court

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