List of United States Supreme Court cases, volume 101

This is a list of cases reported in volume 101 of United States Reports, decided by the Supreme Court of the United States in 1879 and 1880.[1]

Supreme Court of the United States
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38°53′26″N 77°00′16″W / 38.89056°N 77.00444°W / 38.89056; -77.00444
EstablishedMarch 4, 1789; 234 years ago (1789-03-04)
LocationWashington, D.C.
Coordinates38°53′26″N 77°00′16″W / 38.89056°N 77.00444°W / 38.89056; -77.00444
Composition methodPresidential nomination with Senate confirmation
Authorized byConstitution of the United States, Art. III, § 1
Judge term lengthlife tenure, subject to impeachment and removal
Number of positions9 (by statute)
Websitesupremecourt.gov

Justices of the Supreme Court at the time of 101 U.S. edit

The Supreme Court is established by Article III, Section 1 of the Constitution of the United States, which says: "The judicial Power of the United States, shall be vested in one supreme Court . . .". The size of the Court is not specified; the Constitution leaves it to Congress to set the number of justices. Under the Judiciary Act of 1789 Congress originally fixed the number of justices at six (one chief justice and five associate justices).[2] Since 1789 Congress has varied the size of the Court from six to seven, nine, ten, and back to nine justices (always including one chief justice).

When the cases in 101 U.S. were decided the Court comprised the following nine members:

Portrait Justice Office Home State Succeeded Date confirmed by the Senate
(Vote)
Tenure on Supreme Court
  Morrison Waite Chief Justice Ohio Salmon P. Chase January 21, 1874
(63–0)
March 4, 1874

March 23, 1888
(Died)
  Nathan Clifford Associate Justice Maine Benjamin Robbins Curtis January 12, 1858
(26–23)
January 21, 1858

July 25, 1881
(Died)
  Noah Haynes Swayne Associate Justice Ohio John McLean January 24, 1862
(38–1)
January 27, 1862

January 24, 1881
(Retired)
  Samuel Freeman Miller Associate Justice Iowa Peter Vivian Daniel July 16, 1862
(Acclamation)
July 21, 1862

October 13, 1890
(Died)
  Stephen Johnson Field Associate Justice California newly-created seat March 10, 1863
(Acclamation)
May 10, 1863

December 1, 1897
(Retired)
  William Strong Associate Justice Pennsylvania Robert Cooper Grier February 18, 1870
(No vote recorded)
March 14, 1870

December 14, 1880
(Retired)
  Joseph P. Bradley Associate Justice New Jersey newly-created seat March 21, 1870
(46–9)
March 23, 1870

January 22, 1892
(Died)
  Ward Hunt Associate Justice New York Samuel Nelson December 11, 1872
(Acclamation)
January 9, 1873

January 27, 1882
(Retired)
  John Marshall Harlan Associate Justice Kentucky David Davis November 29, 1877
(Acclamation)
December 10, 1877

October 14, 1911
(Died)

Notable Case in 101 U.S. edit

Baker v. Selden edit

Baker v. Selden, 101 U.S. 99 (1880), is a copyright case explaining the idea-expression dichotomy. The Supreme Court held that a book did not give its author the right to exclude others from practicing what was described in the book, only the right to exclude reproduction of the material in the book. Exclusive rights to a useful art described in a book was only available via patent, not copyright.

Citation style edit

Under the Judiciary Act of 1789 the federal court structure at the time comprised District Courts, which had general trial jurisdiction; Circuit Courts, which had mixed trial and appellate (from the US District Courts) jurisdiction; and the United States Supreme Court, which had appellate jurisdiction over the federal District and Circuit courts—and for certain issues over state courts. The Supreme Court also had limited original jurisdiction (i.e., in which cases could be filed directly with the Supreme Court without first having been heard by a lower federal or state court). There were one or more federal District Courts and/or Circuit Courts in each state, territory, or other geographical region.

Bluebook citation style is used for case names, citations, and jurisdictions.

List of cases in 101 U.S. edit

Case Name Page & year Opinion of the Court Concurring opinion(s) Dissenting opinion(s) Lower Court Disposition
Merchants' Nat'l Bank v. United States 1 (1880) Waite none none C.C.E.D. Ark. affirmed
Babbitt v. Finn 7 (1880) Clifford none none C.C.E.D. Mo. reversed
Bowditch v. City of Boston 16 (1880) Swayne none none C.C.D.Mass. affirmed
Missouri v. Lewis 22 (1880) Bradley none none Mo. affirmed
Arthur v. Dodge 34 (1880) Waite none none C.C.S.D.N.Y. affirmed
The Florida 37 (1880) Swayne none none Sup. Ct. D.C. affirmed
First Nat'l Bank v. Hall 43 (1880) Swayne none none C.C.S.D. Ill. reversed
Amoskeag Mfg. Co. v. Trainer 51 (1880) Field none Clifford C.C.E.D. Pa. affirmed
Central T. Co. v. National Bank 68 (1880) Strong none none C.C.N.D. Ill. affirmed
Thomas v. West Jersey R.R. Co. 71 (1880) Miller none none C.C.E.D. Pa. affirmed
Empire Twp. v. Darlington 87 (1880) Harlan none none C.C.S.D. Ill. affirmed
Bast v. First Nat'l Bank 93 (1879) Waite none none C.C.E.D. Pa. affirmed
Colorado C.R.R. Co. v. White 98 (1880) Waite none none C.C.D.C. dismissed
Baker v. Selden 99 (1880) Bradley none none C.C.S.D. Ohio reversed
Meguire v. Corwine 108 (1880) Swayne none none Sup. Ct. D.C. affirmed
Washington M. Co. v. Hoffman 112 (1879) Strong none Bradley Sup. Ct. D.C. reversed
Roberts v. Bolles 119 (1880) Harlan none none C.C.N.D. Ill. affirmed
First Nat'l Bank v. Yankton Cnty. 129 (1880) Waite none none Sup. Ct. Terr. Dakota reversed
Wood v. Carpenter 135 (1879) Swayne none none C.C.D. Ind. affirmed
Pelton v. Commercial Nat'l Bank 143 (1880) Miller none none C.C.N.D. Ohio affirmed
Worthington v. Mason 149 (1880) Miller none none C.C.E.D. Ark. affirmed
Cummings v. Merchants' Nat'l Bank 153 (1880) Miller none Waite C.C.N.D. Ohio affirmed
United States v. Lawson 164 (1880) Clifford none none Ct. Cl. affirmed
United States v. Ellsworth 170 (1880) Clifford none none Ct. Cl. affirmed
Wright v. Blakeslee 174 (1880) Bradley none none C.C.N.D.N.Y. reversed
People's Bank v. Manufacturers' Nat'l Bank 181 (1880) Swayne none none C.C.N.D. Ill. reversed
Ayers v. City of Chicago 184 (1880) Waite none none C.C.N.D. Ill. affirmed
Steam E. Co. v. Hubbard 188 (1879) Clifford none none C.C.D. Conn. affirmed
Pompton v. Cooper Union 196 (1879) Swayne none none C.C.D.N.J. affirmed
Hatch v. Dana 205 (1880) Strong none none C.C.S.D. Ill. affirmed
Terry v. Little 216 (1880) Waite none none C.C.W.D.N.C. affirmed
Pittsburgh G. Co. v. City of Pittsburgh 219 (1879) Waite none none Pa. affirmed
Pollard v. New Jersey et al. Co. 223 (1880) Waite none none C.C.D.N.J. affirmed
Jones v. Clifton 225 (1880) Field none none C.C.D. Ky. affirmed
May v. Sloan 231 (1879) Bradley none none C.C.N.D. Fla. affirmed
Bank of America v. Banks 240 (1880) Clifford none none C.C.S.D. Miss. affirmed
Watt v. Starke 247 (1880) Bradley none none C.C.E.D. Va. affirmed
Leggett v. Avery 256 (1880) Bradley none none C.C.D. Ky. affirmed
Simmons v. Wagner 260 (1880) Waite none none C.C.S.D. Ill. affirmed
West v. Smith 263 (1879) Clifford none none C.C.D. Conn. affirmed
Broder v. Natoma W. & M. Co. 274 (1879) Miller none none Cal. affirmed
Greenleaf v. Goodrich 278 (1880) Strong none none C.C.D. Mass. affirmed
Jeffrey v. Moran 285 (1879) Swayne none none C.C.S.D. Ohio affirmed
Pacific R.R. v. Ketchum 289 (1880) Waite none none C.C.E.D. Mo. affirmed
Fleitas v. Cockrem 301 (1880) Bradley none none C.C.D. La. multiple
Ketchum v. City of St. Louis 306 (1880) Harlan Strong none C.C.E.D. Mo. affirmed
Smith v. Ayer 320 (1880) Field none none C.C.N.D. Ill. reversed
Union W.M. Co. v. Desper 332 (1880) Bradley none none C.C.D. Mass. affirmed
Memphis & C.R.R. Co. v. Tennessee 337 (1880) Waite none none Tenn. affirmed
Langford v. United States 341 (1880) Miller none none Ct. Cl. affirmed
Creswell v. Lanahan 347 (1880) Swayne none none Sup. Ct. D.C. affirmed
American & F.C.U. v. Yount 352 (1880) Harlan none none C.C.S.D. Ill. reversed
Kain v. Gibboney 362 (1879) Strong none none C.C.W.D. Va. affirmed
Phelps v. Harris 370 (1880) Bradley none none C.C.S.D. Miss. affirmed
The Sabine 384 (1880) Clifford none none C.C.D. La. affirmed
Gay v. Parpart 391 (1880) Waite none none C.C.N.D. Ill. dismissal denied
Whitney v. Wyman 392 (1880) Swayne none none C.C.W.D. Mich. affirmed
Aldridge v. Muirhead 397 (1880) Waite none none C.C.D.N.J. reversed
International Bank v. Sherman 403 (1880) Swayne none none C.C.N.D. Ill. affirmed
Livingston Cnty. v. Darlington 407 (1880) Harlan none none C.C.N.D. Ill. affirmed
Mohr v. Manierre 417 (1880) Field none none C.C.E.D. Wis. affirmed
Gunton v. Carroll 426 (1880) Miller none none Sup. Ct. D.C. reversed
South Carolina v. Gaillard 433 (1880) Waite none none S.C. affirmed
Wheeler v. Factors & T. Ins. Co. 439 (1880) Bradley none none C.C.D. La. reversed
Brooks v. Burlington & S. Ry. Co. 443 (1880) Miller none none C.C.D. Iowa affirmed
The City of Panama 453 (1880) Clifford none none Sup. Ct. Terr. Wash. affirmed
Silliman v. United States 465 (1880) Harlan none none Ct. Cl. affirmed
School D. v. Insurance Co. 472 (1880) Waite none none C.C.D. Neb. re-docketed
Marquez v. Frisbie 473 (1879) Miller none none Cal. affirmed
Woodbury P.P.M. Co. v. Keith 479 (1880) Strong none none C.C.D. Mass. affirmed
Baker v. Humphrey 494 (1880) Swayne none none C.C.E.D. Mich. reversed
Hall v. Russell 503 (1880) Waite none none C.C.D. Or. affirmed
Vance v. Burbank 514 (1880) Waite none none C.C.D. Or. affirmed
Canal Co. v. Ray 522 (1879) Strong none none Sup. Ct. D.C. affirmed
Union P. Ry. Co. v. City of Philadelphia 528 (1880) Clifford none none Pa. affirmed
Lovell v. Davis 541 (1880) Miller none none C.C.D. La. affirmed
Western Union R.R. Co. v. United States 543 (1880) Waite none none C.C.E.D. Wis. reversed
Nougué v. Clapp 551 (1880) Miller none none C.C.D. La. affirmed
Durant v. Essex Co. 555 (1880) Waite none none C.C.D. Mass. affirmed
Shaw v. North P.R.R. Co. 557 (1880) Strong none none C.C.E.D. Pa. affirmed
Mercantile Nat'l Bank v. Carpenter 567 (1879) Swayne none none C.C.D. Ind. affirmed
United States v. Dawson 569 (1879) Miller none none C.C.D. Md. affirmed
Butterfield v. Smith 570 (1880) Waite none none C.C.D. Kan. affirmed
Cowdrey v. Vandenburgh 572 (1880) Field none none Sup. Ct. D.C. affirmed
Walden v. Skinner 577 (1880) Clifford none none C.C.S.D. Ga. reversed
Hollingsworth v. Flint 591 (1880) Harlan none none not indicated affirmed
Bechtel v. United States 597 (1880) Swayne none none C.C.S.D.N.Y. affirmed
Crampton v. Zabriskie 601 (1880) Field none none C.C.D.N.J. affirmed
American B.S. v. Grove 610 (1880) Waite none none C.C.W.D. Mo. affirmed
Gates v. Goodloe 612 (1880) Harlan none none Tenn. reversed
Jones v. New York G. & I. Co. 622 (1880) Swayne none none C.C.E.D.N.Y. affirmed
Mason Lumber Co. v. Buchtel 633 (1880) Field none none C.C.W.D. Mich. affirmed
Nashville et al. R.R. Co. v. United States 639 (1880) Waite none none C.C.M.D. Tenn. affirmed
Kennedy v. Creswell 641 (1880) Bradley none none Sup. Ct. D.C. affirmed
Imhaeuser v. Buerk 647 (1880) Clifford none none C.C.S.D.N.Y. affirmed
Scipio v. Wright 665 (1880) Strong none none C.C.N.D.N.Y. reversed
Douglass v. Pike Cnty. 677 (1880) Waite none none C.C.E.D. Mo. reversed
Case v. Beauregard 688 (1880) Strong none none C.C.D. La. affirmed
Anthony v. Jasper Cnty. 693 (1880) Waite none none C.C.W.D. Mo. affirmed
Dauterive v. United States 700 (1880) Clifford none none C.C.D. La. affirmed
Moulor v. American L. Ins. Co. 708 (1880) Strong none none C.C.E.D. Pa. reversed
Ex parte Denver et al. Ry. Co. 711 (1880) Harlan none Field C.C.D. Colo. mandamus denied
Phillips v. Gilbert 721 (1880) Bradley none none Sup. Ct. D.C. reversed
United States v. Kimball 726 (1880) Waite none none C.C.E.D. Ark. affirmed
Meyer v. Hornby 728 (1880) Miller none none C.C.D. Iowa affirmed
Stewart v. Platt 731 (1879) Harlan Field none C.C.S.D.N.Y. reversed
Goddard v. Ordway 745 (1880) Waite none none Sup. Ct. D.C. affirmed
Wolsey v. Chapman 755 (1880) Waite none none C.C.D. Iowa affirmed
Litchfield v. Webster Cnty. 773 (1880) Waite none none C.C.D. Iowa affirmed
Litchfield v. Hamilton Cnty. 781 (1880) Waite none none Iowa reversed
Young v. Bradley 782 (1879) Miller none none Sup. Ct. D.C. affirmed
Powers v. Comly 789 (1880) Waite none none C.C.E.D. Pa. affirmed
Wright v. Nagle 791 (1880) Waite none none Ga. affirmed
Trenier v. Stewart 797 (1880) Clifford none none Ala. affirmed
Duncan v. Gegan 810 (1880) Waite none none C.C.D. La. affirmed
Stone v. Mississippi 814 (1880) Waite none none Miss. affirmed
United States v. Clamorgan 822 (1880) Miller none none C.C.E.D. Mo. reversed
South et al. R.R. Co. v. Alabama 832 (1880) Waite none none Ala. affirmed
Railroad Co. v. Turrill 836 (1880) Waite none none C.C.N.D. Ill. affirmed
Howard v. Milwaukee et al. Ry. Co. 837 (1880) Clifford none none C.C.E.D. Wis. affirmed

Notes and references edit

  1. ^ Anne Ashmore, DATES OF SUPREME COURT DECISIONS AND ARGUMENTS, Library, Supreme Court of the United States, 26 December 2018.
  2. ^ "Supreme Court Research Guide". Georgetown Law Library. Retrieved April 7, 2021.

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