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Unformatted text preview: 10/23/08 A Tale of Two Bridges: The Charles River Bridge Case “the fundamental maxims of a free government seem to require that the rights of personally liberty and private property should be held sacred” Justice Joseph Story “Contract Clause”- Article 1 sec 10 cl 1 o No state hall senter into any treaty, alliance, or confederationl grant letters of marque and reprisal; coin money; emit bills of credit; make anything but gold and silver coin a tender in payment of debts; pass any bill of attainder,ex post facto law, or law impairing the obligation of contracts, or grant any title of nobility. Marshal on contracts- It is a contract made on valuable consideration. It is a contract for the security and disposition of property,. It is a contract on the faith of which real and personal estate has been conveyed to the corportation. It is, then, a contract within the letter of the constitution....
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This note was uploaded on 05/03/2009 for the course HIST 382 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at Purdue.
- Spring '08