Landmark Decisions of US Supreme Court
The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) is the highest court in the federal judiciary of the United States of America. Established on 4th March 1789; 232 years ago, SCOTUS has the ultimate appellate jurisdiction over all federal and state courts cases that involve a point of federal law, and original jurisdiction over a narrow range of cases. In this section, you will find summaries of landmark decisions of the Supreme Court of the United States dating back from 1789.
Case Analysis – Worcester v. The State of Georgia (1832)
Coram for Worcester v. Georgia Chief Justice John Marshall, Justice William Johnson, Justice Gabriel Duvall, Justice Joseph Story, Justice Smith Thompson, Justice John McLean (concurrence), and Justice Henry Baldwin (dissenting). Facts of the case of Worcester v. Georgia During the 1820s and...
Case Analysis – Charles River Bridge v Warren Bridge
The Proprietors of the Charles River Bridge, Plaintiffs in Error v. The Proprietors of the Warren Bridge, and Others (1837) Coram of Charles River Bridge v Warren Bridge Chief Justice Roger B. Taney, Justice Joseph Story, Justice Smith Thompson, Justice John...
Case Analysis: Thomas Gibbons v. Aaron Ogden (1824)
Coram of Gibbons v. Ogden Chief Justice John Marshall, Justice Bushrod Washington, Justice William Johnson, Thomas Todd, Justice Gabriel Duvall, Justice Joseph Story, and Justice Smith Thompson. Note: Justice Smith Thompson took no part in the consideration or decision of the...
Rasul v Bush – Case Analysis of a Landmark US Supreme Court Decision
Rasul v Bush 542 U.S. 466 (2004) is a landmark decision by the Supreme Court of the United States. In this case, the US Supreme Court decided that the detained foreign nationals who were held in the Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp are allowed to file a petition of writ of habeas corpus before the Federal Court to review the legality of their detention.
Case Analysis: William Marbury v. James Madison, Secretary of State of the United States (1803)
Coram for Marbury vs. Madison Chief Justice John Marshall, Justice William Cushing, Justice William Paterson, Justice Samuel Chase, Justice Bushrod Washington, and Justice Alfred Moore. Note: Due to illness, Justice William Cushing and Justice Alfred Moore did not attend the oral...
Digital Personal Data Protection Bill, 2022: Aim to Strike the Right Chords
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