Supreme Court Cases

Charlotte Raiford & Jordan Lange

Marbury vs. Madison (1803)  - established judicial review

McCullough vs. Maryland (1819) - States can not tax federal government

                                                             "The power to tax is the power to destroy"

Dartmouth vs. Woodward (1819) - Upholds sanctity of contracts (contracts are protected)

Gibbons vs. Ogden (1824) - Affirmed congressional power over interstate commerce

Dred Scott vs. Sanford (1857)- African Americans could not be citizens

Please vs. Ferguson (1896)- Legalized segregation in publicly owned facilities on basis of "separate but equal"

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