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The Marshall Court (1801–35)

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What are the historical coincidences associated with this case?

Chief Justice Marshall actually was one of the primary sponsors of the bankruptcy law when he was a U.S. representative from Virginia. The other coincidence was that one of the other chief sponsors of the legislation, U.S. congressman Robert Goodloe Harper of South Carolina, represented Fisher, the person challenging the constitutionality of the law.



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