State v. George Brown

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
State v. George Brown
Case Date: 
1857
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Criminal
Cause/Crime: 
Gaming

Database - TN Research:

County:

Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
21
Notes / Description: 

Brown accused of illegal gaming by betting on the results of a presidential election, specifically whether Buchanan would beat Fillmore in Tennessee. Brown said he had already been tried for said betting & shouldn't be tried twice for the same offense. Sectionalism and slavery's extension were key issues in the camaign of 1856. Democrat James Buchanan won.