SUPREME COURT CASES key concept

No cases in periods 1,2 or 3

Period 4

Cherokee nation vs Georgia: Indians against Georgia law saying they had no rights

Commonwealth vs Hunt: legalize of labor unions & the unions are not responsible for the illegal acts of their members

Dartmouth College vs Woodward: Expanded constitutional clauses. Woodward attempted to make Dartmouth a public school

Fletcher v. Peck: To appeal Georgia's corrupt land grants, granted legal action and deemed a valid contract

Gibbons vs Ogden- grant to allow congress to regulate interstate commerce

Marbury vs Madison-formed judicial review. case of the Judiciary act of 1801

McCulloch vs Maryland-court ruling that states could not tax federal goverment

Worcester vs Georgia: ruling of Georgia law against Cherokees being illegal

Period 5

Dred Scott

Dred Scott vs Stanford-Scott tried to sue the government for his freedom. He lost the case. The finial ruling was that slaves and their children are not citizens so they can not sue and it does not matter if they are in a free state at the death of their owner, they are still a slave

Ex parte Milligan:ruled that the use of military punishments to citizens when civilian courts are still operating is unconstitutional.

Period 6

Northern Securities Cases:reinstated the authority of the federal government to fight monopolies under Sherman Anti Trust Act

Plessy vs. Ferguson:legalized segregation in publicly owned facilities on the basis of seperate but equal

Texas vs. White:states cannot secede from union

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