U.S. Supreme Court
New Jersey v. Wilson, 11 U.S. 7 Cranch 164 164 (1812)
New Jersey v. Wilson
11 U.S. (7 Cranch) 164
A legislative act declaring that certain lands which should be purchased for the Indians should not thereafter be subject to any tax constituted a contract which could not be rescinded by a subsequent legislative act. Such repealing act being void under that clause of the Constitution of the United States which prohibits a state from passing any law impairing the obligation of contracts.