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. See JA
's comment of 3 July 1776 in note 1
above. For an example of his use of the fundamental law principle, see his argument
before the Governor and Council on the closing of the courts during the Stamp Act
crisis. Quincy, Reports
's own notes for this argument suggest that he was citing Bonham's Case
in a narrow sense. 2 JA, Works
159 note. In another well-known case where the validity of an act denying jury trial
was in question, JA
argued for strict construction only. No. 46, text at notes 65–66
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