Judge McFie’s Baby Case in the Supreme Court

The article discusses the disposition of the Maxwell land grant in an ownership dispute, which was decided in the Territorial Supreme Court and affirmed by the US Supreme Court. The word “baby” in the title refers to the fact that this was Judge McFie’s first case that he wrote an opinion. The land dispute addresses the selling of the land to the Maxwell land grant by the widow of Alfred Bent.

Document Type: Newspaper Article
Historical Event: Statehood (1912)
Sub Event: Land Grants
Origin: Santa Fe New Mexican
Date: January 31, 1891
Author: Not Cited
Permission: Public Domain
Contributor: Roger Zimmerman
Albuquerque Historical Society

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