Court : US Supreme Court
Decided on : Jan-01-1856
..... the consideration presses itself upon us that, if there was designed to be a particular class of native-born persons within the states, deriving their citizenship from the constitution and laws of the united states, they should at least have been referred to as those by whom the president and house of representatives were ..... or cannot hold office, either on account of their age, or sex, or the want of the necessary legal qualifications. the truth is that citizenship, under the constitution of the united states, is not dependent on the possession of any particular political or even of all civil rights, and any attempt so to ..... law of slavery. the case of the slave grace, 2 hagg., with four others, came before lord stowell in 1827, by appeals from the west india vice admiralty courts. they were cases of slaves who had returned to those islands, after a residence in great britain, and where the claim to ..... grave lawyers who argued the case of somersett. the case of verdelin was decided upon a special ordinance, which prescribed the conditions on which west india slaves might be introduced into france, and which had been disregarded by the master. the case of somersett was that of a virginia slave carried ..... so soon as they should come into tholouse, should be free." these cases were cited with much approbation in the discussion of the claims of the west india slaves of verdelin for freedom, in 1738, before the judges in admiralty, 15 causes celebres p. 1, 2 masse droit com., sec. 58, and .....Tag this Judgment!