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Talbot v. Janson, 3 U.S. (3 Dall.) 133 (1795),[1] was a case in which the Supreme Court of the United States held that the jurisdiction of the court extended to the seas and that a citizen of the United States could also hold the citizenship of another nation (in the case of Talbot, France). This holding means that dual citizenship may be held by Americans.

William Talbot v. Joost Janson
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Decided August 22, 1795
Full case nameTalbot v. Janson
Citations3 U.S. 133 (more)
3 Dall. 133; 1 L. Ed. 540; 1795 U.S. LEXIS 331
Court membership
Chief Justice
John Rutledge
Associate Justices
James Wilson · William Cushing
John Blair Jr. · James Iredell
William Paterson

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  1. ^ Talbot v. Janson, 3 U.S. (3 Dall.) 133 (1795).

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