Supreme Court Milestones

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  • Creation of the Supreme Court

    Creation of the Supreme Court
    Supreme Court was authorized by the articles of confederation ut was formally esbalshed by the judiciary act.
    Sig: a supreme court was established
  • John Jay

    John Jay
    First chief justice of the supreme court
    Sig:he helped establish the rules and procedures the supreme court would follow
  • John Marshall

    John  Marshall
    (Year he was selected to serve as chief justice)
    He was supreme court chief justice that served for over three decades
    Sig:He shaped the American judicial system including the establishment of judicial review, a form of checks and balances
  • Marbury v Madison

    Marbury v Madison
    Marbury sues Madison because of the midnight appointments leads to Marbury not being commisioned secrety of peace in DC
    Sig: Helps establish judicial review, checks and balances
  • Fletcher v Peck

    Fletcher v Peck
    Dispute over ownership because of a previously repealed state law.
    Sig: first case to rule a state law unconstitutional due to the contract clause
  • Dartmouth college v Woodwarth

    Dartmouth college v Woodwarth
    Allowed Dartmouth College to continue as a private institution based on a charter from King George III despite a New Hampshire law
    Sig: state laws could not interfere with private contracts
  • McCollough v Maryland

    McCollough v Maryland
    Marlyand tried taxing the Second Bank of the United States
    Sig:congress had the power to imply based on expressed powers of the constitution
  • Gibbons v Odgen

    Gibbons v Odgen
    Lawsuit over a steamboat monoploy held by ogden within New York over Gibbons operating on the coast between New Jersey and New York
    Sig: court ruled congress had the power to regulate interstate comerce
  • Worcester v Georgia

    Worcester v Georgia
    Missionaries refused to obtain a liscense to live in indian territory and were aressted
    Sig: court ruled that states did not have the power to make laws in indian nations