Condensed Reports of Cases in the Supreme Court of the United States

Containing the Whole Series of the Decisions of the Court from Its Organization to the Commencement of the Peter's Reports at January Term 1827. With Copious Notes of Parallel Cases in the Supreme and Circuit Courts of the United States

Author: United States. Supreme Court,Alexander James Dallas,William Cranch,Henry Wheaton

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Condensed Reports of Cases in the Supreme Court of the United States

Containing the Whole Series of the Decisions of the Court from Its Organization to the Commencement of the Peter's Reports at January Term 1827, with Copious Notes of Parallel Cases in the Supreme, Circuit, and District Courts of the United States

Author: Richard Peters

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Reports of cases argued and determined in the Supreme Court of Appeals of Virginia

with select cases relating chiefly to points of practice, decided by the Superior Court of Chancery for the Richmond District ... [1806-1810]

Author: Virginia. Supreme Court of Appeals,William Waller Hening,William Munford,Virginia. Superior Court of Chancery (Richmond District)

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Digest of cases decided and reported in the Supreme Court of the state of Alabama

from 1st Alabama reports to 7th Porter inclusive : with the rules of court and practice, and a table of titles and cases : to which are appended, the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of the United States, the Act to Enable the People of Alabama to Form a Constitution and State Government, &c., the Constitution of the state of Alabama, and the fee bill established by law

Author: Philip Phillips,Alabama. Supreme Court

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Argument of John Quincy Adams, Before the Supreme Court of the United States

In the Case of the United States, Appellants, Vs. Cinque, and Others, Africans, Captured in the Schooner Amistad, by Lieut. Gedney, Delivered on the 24th of February and 1st of March, 1841 : with a Review of the Case of the Antelope, Reported in the 10th, 11th, and 12th Volumes of Wheaton's Reports

Author: John Quincy Adams

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Abolitionists persuaded former President John Quincy Adams to represent the Amistad rebels before the Supreme Court. Adams accepted the invitation, stating that "there is in my estimation no higher object upon earth ... than to occupy that position." The 74-year-old Adams argued that the Africans had "vindicated their own right of liberty" by "executing the justice of Heaven" upon a "pirate murderer, their tyrant and oppressor." Adams, the son of one of America's founders, was the only surviving stateman who had been on close terms with Washington, Jefferson, Madison, and Monroe. In the end, the court ruled that the Africans had exercised the right of self-defence since they had been illegally transported as slaves from Africa to Cuba.