In the period 1791-1792, Attorney General Randolph had several private parties as clients. Such clients were involved in federal court cases and apparently also in state court cases. Such cases included:
Vanstophorst v MD (1791) -- Supreme Court of the United States
GA v Brailsford (1792) -- Supreme Court of the United States
Hayburn's Case (1792) -- Supreme Court of the United States
The legal citation would be [1808-1884] 01 KY 4. The topic covered over court jurisdiction is actually very interesting legally because the grandson of this particular Sultan-in-exile was found to not be a British subject in a matter later (the family having been restored to the Kedah throne).
Yes, the report was published in 'Cases heard and determined in Her Majesty's Supreme court of the Straits Settlements, 1808-1884, Volume 1' compiled by James Norton Kyshe. You can find it at https://archive.org/stream/cu31924080340304/cu31924080340304_djvu.txt
Interesting post, Fadzilah, and a good way to start off the blog. Can you tell us where the case was reported? Was it published?
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In the antebellum period, many US senators had either read or practiced law with other federal and state officeholders. Does anyone know of scholarly articles or specific case studies of such relationships and their significance, whether for politics or for the parties involved?
***Editor Note: This discussion addresses two similar queries, one submitted in Jan 1997, the other in April 1997********
Query From Nora Cannon (X-Posted from H-Law) firstname.lastname@example.org 07 April 1997