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Article 3, Section 2, Clause 1



Document 68

Morgan's Heirs v. Morgan

2 Wheat. 290 1817

Mr. Chief Justice Marshall delivered the opinion of the court.

In this case two questions respecting the formal proceedings of the circuit court have been made by the counsel for the appellant.

The first is, that one of the complainants in the original suit having settled in the state of Kentucky after this bill was filed, that court could no longer entertain jurisdiction of the cause, and ought to have dismissed the bill.

We are all of opinion that the jurisdiction having once vested, was not devested by the change of residence of either of the parties.


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