Calder v. Bull
3 U.S. 386

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Calder v. Bull, 3 U.S. 3 Dall. 386 386 (1798)

Calder v. Bull

3 U.S. (3 Dall.) 386

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N ERROR FROM THE

STATE OF CONNECTICUT

Syllabus

A resolution or law of the State of Connecticut setting aside a decree of a court and granting a new trial to be had before the same court is not void under the Constitution as an ex post facto law.

The Legislature of Connecticut, on the second Thursday of May, 1795, passed a resolution or law which set aside a decree of the Court of Probate for Hartford County made 21 March, 1793, disapproving a

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