Facts:  British subject Martin (D) was heir to the Virginia estates of Lord Fairfax, who died in England in 1781. Through State a legislation confiscating the property of British loyalists, Virginia conveyed title to Hunter.  Hunter’s lessee (P) brought an action of ejectment against Martin.  D defended his title by virtue of two Treaties between the US and Britain that protected such British-owned property.  The Virginia Court of Appeals sustained P’s claim but was reversed by the United States Supreme Court.  The Virginia court refused to comply with the reversal, and D again appealed.

Issue:  Whether the Supreme Court had appellate jurisdiction over the highest State Courts on issues involving the Constitution, Fed Laws, and Treaties?