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15 Cards in this Set

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Marbury v. Madison
1803: One of John Adams midnight appointments, William Marbury sues James Madison for not certifying his appointment. John Marshall establishes the supreme courts role of Judicial review of the constitutionality of Congressional acts
Commonwealth v. Pullis
1806: States that striking for higher wages is unconstitutional
Fletcher v. Peck
1810: The court overturns a state law which violates contractual rights
McCulloch v. Maryland
1819: John Marshall rules that the states could not tax the National Bank, establishing that the government has implied powers to do what is necessary and proper to to run the country
Dartmouth College v. Woodward
1819: Rules that a charter to a private corportaion is a contract and that sates do not have the right to interfere with contracts
Gibbons v. Ogden
1824: Establishes that the right to regulate interstate commerce lies with the Congress, and that states cannot grant monopolies
Cherokee Nation v. Georgia
1831: Establishes the Charokee Nation as a domestic dependant nation, not a foreign state. Protects native american rights to land
Worcester v. Georgia
1832: States that within Cherokee Nation Georgia laws do not apply
Charles River Bridge v. Warren Bridge
1837: Decides that any ambiguities in charters should be resolved in favor of public good
Commonwealth v. Hunt
1842: Massachuetts support of Unionization and members
Dred Scott v. Sanford
1857: Scott, a former slave declares himself a free man when his master takes him to a territory where slavery is illegal. Establishes that slaves are not citizens and cannot sue in federal court
Munn v. Illinois
1877: Establishes the principle of public regulation of private buisness involved in seriving the public good. Granger law establishing maximum rates for grain storage
U.S. v. E.C. Knight Co.
1895: States that the Sherman Anit-Trust Act does not apply to sugar refining
Plessy v. Ferguson
1896: Declares the doctrine of separate but equal. Sets back the civil rights gains made during Reconstruction
Northern Securities v. U.S.
1904: Stock transactions that restrain interstate commerce are illegal