fletcher v peck


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  • Hey my dude, tell me about Fletcher v Peck
  • Okay. Well, back in 1795...
  • The Georgia legislature is deciding on a grant - give 35 million acres of state land to private speculators.
  • We vote yes!
  • All for the great bargain price of 1.5₵ per acre.!
  • 1796 A new state legislature repealed the grant...
  • This is some pretty sweet land. I'll buy it and then sell it to Robert Fletcher.
  • C'mon bro. Chill out.
  • I'm suing for damages! To the Supreme Court!!!
  • I bought land off John Peck, and it violates state law!
  • Well that sucks.
  • I still aint happy, but at least I didnt take a phat L
  • We ruled that Georgia had violated the Contract Clause of the Constitution when it repealed the grants.
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