Judge in Illinois decides against Fugitive Slave Law

Fugitive Slave Case. – We learn from the Vincennea (Indiana) Gazette, that Judge Denning, of Illinois, in the case of a negro recently arrested and brought before him as a fugitive slave on the writ of habeas corpus, decided that the Fugitive Slave Law is unconstitutional, and therefore discharged the supposed runaway.  Much excitement has been occasioned by this decision.

(Liberator,  Nov 21, 1851, pg3)