In Williams v. State of North Carolina, the petitioners Williams and Hendrix were convicted of being involved in a bigamous relationship by the state of North Carolina. Although the petitioners travelled to Nevada in order to get a decree of divorce, the state of North Carolina viewed this decree as fraudulent, chiefly because the petitioners were not bona fide residents of Nevada, and thus the decree was not recognized as valid. The Court reversed the ruling of the North Carolina Court and Robert H. Jackson wrote a dissenting opinion on this case.