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The ruling of that court was that the college was a public institution and therefore subject to oversight by the state government as defined in the legislative acts of 1816. The court that heard the case prior to the U.S. Supreme Court was the Superior Court of New Hampshire (sometimes referred to as the state Supreme Court). The case was not heard there as an appeal; but because the defendant in the case, university Secretary-Treasurer Woodward, was also the Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas of Grafton County, the court of origin. The case was transferred to the Superior Court on agreement of both sides. Source: Private Interest and Public Gain: the Dartmuth College Case, 1819. Chapter 4. Answer: The Marshall Court stuck down the state laws as unconstitutional.

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This was a Supreme Court case that stated the land grants given to people or organizations act as a legal contract and give that owner rights and privileges to that land.Ruled in favor of College

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Basically, it was one of the cases involved in establishing the basic principle that contracts are binding. The Court held that a state charter could not be modified unless both parties agreed.
It was a supreme Court case dealing with the application of the Contract Clause of the United States Constitution to private corporations.

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Q: What was the decision of the Supreme Court case Dartmouth v Woodward?
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When was the Dartmouth College v Woodward case?

The case began in 1815, and the court's decision was handed down on February 2, 1819.


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Who was the defendant in Dartmouth College v. Woodward?

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