|Poli Sci Teaching Assistant|
|From Chapter: Contract Clause|
What did the Supreme Court hold in Stone v. Mississippi (1880)?
|The Court held that Mississippi did not impair the obligation of the contract it created to create a lottery by later outlawing the lottery. The State legislature does not have the power to bind the decisions of the people and future legislatures. No legislation had the authority to bargain away the public health and morals.|