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Declared that labor unions were lawful organizations and that the strike was a lawful weapon.
Commonwealth v. Hunt
Established a "trust relationship" with the tribes directly under federal authority.
Cherokee Nation v. Georgia
The court ruled that states cannot tax the federal government, i.e. the Bank of the United States ; the phrase "the power to tax is the power to destroy"; confirmed the constitutionality of the Bank of the United States.
McCulloch v. Maryland
Established that Indian tribes had rights to tribal lands that preceded all other American law, only the federal government could take land from the tribes.
Johnson v. McIntosh
The interests of the community are more important than the interests of business; the supremacy of society's interest over private interest.
Charles River Bridge v. Warren Bridge
The court established its role as the arbiter of the constitutionality of federal laws. The principle is known as judicial review.
Marbury v. Madison
New Hampshire had attempted to take over Dartmouth College by revising its colonial charter. The Court ruled that the charter was protected under the contract clause of the U.S. Constitution; upholds the sanctity of contracts.
Dartmouth College v. Woodward
Established tribal autonomy within their boundaries, i.e. the tribes were "distinct political communities, having territorial boundaries within which their authority is exclusive."
Worcester v. Georgia
The decision stems from the Yazoo land cases, 1803, and upholds the sanctity of contracts.
Fletcher v. Peck
Clarified the commerce clause and affirmed congressional power over interstate commerce.
Gibbons v. Ogden