Article 6, Clause 2

Document 7

Edmund Randolph, Suggestions for the Conciliation of the Small States

10 July 1787Documentary History 5:438

4. That altho' every negative given to the law of a particular State shall prevent its operation, any State may appeal to the national Judiciary against a negative; and that such negative if adjudged to be contrary to the power granted by the articles of the Union, shall be void

5. that any individual conceiving himself injured or oppressed by the partiality or injustice of a law of any particular State may resort to the National Judiciary, who may adjudge such law to be void, if found contrary to the principles of equity and justice.

The Founders' Constitution
Volume 4, Article 6, Clause 2, Document 7
The University of Chicago Press

Documentary History of the Constitution of the United States of America, 1786--1870. 5 vols. Washington, D.C.: Department of State, 1901--5.

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