List of United States Supreme Court cases, volume 119

This is a list of cases reported in volume 119 of United States Reports, decided by the Supreme Court of the United States in 1886 and 1887.

Supreme Court of the United States
Map
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 volume 119 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).[1] 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 volume 119 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)
  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)
  Joseph P. Bradley Associate Justice New Jersey newly-created seat March 21, 1870
(46–9)
March 23, 1870

January 22, 1892
(Died)
  John Marshall Harlan Associate Justice Kentucky David Davis November 29, 1877
(Acclamation)
December 10, 1877

October 14, 1911
(Died)
  William Burnham Woods Associate Justice Georgia William Strong December 21, 1880
(39–8)
January 5, 1881

May 14, 1887
(Died)
  Stanley Matthews Associate Justice Ohio Noah Haynes Swayne May 12, 1881
(24–23)
May 17, 1881

March 22, 1889
(Died)
  Horace Gray Associate Justice Massachusetts Nathan Clifford December 20, 1881
(51–5)
January 9, 1882

September 15, 1902
(Died)
  Samuel Blatchford Associate Justice New York Ward Hunt March 22, 1882
(Acclamation)
April 3, 1882

July 7, 1893
(Died)

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 volume 119 U.S. edit

Case Name Page and year Opinion of the Court Concurring opinion(s) Dissenting opinion(s) Lower Court Disposition
Choctaw Nation v. United States 1 (1886) Matthews None Waite Ct. Cl. reversed
Consolidated Safety Valve Company v. Kunkle 45 (1886) Blatchford None None C.C.N.D. Ill. affirmed
White v. Dunbar 47 (1886) Bradley None None C.C.E.D. La. reversed
Dainese v. Kendall 53 (1886) Waite None None Sup. Ct. D.C. dismissed
Buttz v. Northern Pacific Railway Company 55 (1886) Field None None Sup. Ct. Terr. Dakota affirmed
Town of Oregon v. Jennings 74 (1886) Blatchford None None C.C.N.D. Ill. affirmed
Palmer v. Hussey 96 (1886) Waite None None N.Y. Sup. Ct. affirmed
Vicksburg and Meridian Railroad Company v. O'Brien 99 (1886) Harlan None Field C.C.S.D. Miss. reversed
Philadelphia Fire Association v. New York 110 (1886) Blatchford None Harlan N.Y. Sup. Ct. affirmed
Home Insurance Company v. New York 129 (1886) Waite None None N.Y. Sup. Ct. affirmed
Shipman v. District of Columbia 148 (1886) Waite None None Ct. Cl. affirmed
Minneapolis and St. Louis Railway Company v. Columbus Rolling Mill 149 (1886) Gray None None C.C.S.D. Ohio affirmed
French v. Hall 152 (1886) Matthews None None C.C.D. Colo. reversed
Hanrick v. Patrick 156 (1886) Matthews None None C.C.N.D. Tex. affirmed
Washington County v. Sallinger 176 (1886) Matthews None None C.C.E.D.N.C. affirmed
Freeman v. Alderson 185 (1886) Field None None C.C.N.D. Tex. affirmed
Willamette Manufacturing Company v. Bank of British Columbia 191 (1886) Miller None None C.C.D. Or. affirmed
The Harrisburg 199 (1886) Waite None None C.C.E.D. Pa. reversed
Crow v. Oxford Township 215 (1886) Blatchford None None C.C.D. Kan. affirmed
Hapgood v. Hewitt 226 (1886) Blatchford None None C.C.D. Ind. affirmed
Story v. Black 235 (1886) Waite None None Sup. Ct. Terr. Mont. dismissed
Continental Life Insurance Company v. Rhoads 237 (1886) Waite None None C.C.E.D. Pa. reversed
East Tennessee, Virginia and Georgia Railway Company v. Grayson 240 (1886) Waite None None C.C.N.D. Ala. affirmed
Cunard Steamship Company v. Carey 245 (1886) Waite None None C.C.S.D.N.Y. affirmed
Newhall v. Le Breton 259 (1886) Harlan None None C.C.D. Cal. affirmed
City of New Orleans v. Houston 265 (1886) Matthews None None C.C.E.D. La. affirmed
Hamilton v. Vicksburg, Shreveport and Pacific Railway Company 280 (1886) Field None None La. affirmed
Schmidt Brothers v. Cobb 286 (1886) Waite None None C.C.N.D. Iowa affirmed
New York, Lake Erie and Western Railroad v. Nickals 296 (1886) Harlan None None C.C.S.D.N.Y. reversed
R.D. Wood and Company v. City of Fort Wayne 312 (1886) Blatchford None None C.C.D. Ind. reversed
Clark v. Wooster 322 (1886) Bradley None None C.C.S.D.N.Y. affirmed
McCreery v. Haskell 327 (1886) Field None None Cal. affirmed
Pomace Holder Company v. Ferguson 335 (1886) Blatchford None None C.C.N.D.N.Y. affirmed
Donnelly v. District of Columbia 339 (1886) Waite None None Ct. Cl. affirmed
Halsted v. Buster 341 (1886) Waite None None C.C.D.W. Va. reversed
Coit v. North Carolina Gold Amalgamating Company 343 (1886) Field None None C.C.E.D. Pa. affirmed
Buzard v. Houston 347 (1886) Gray None Bradley C.C.W.D. Tex. reversed
Kramer v. Cohn 355 (1886) Gray None None W.D. Ark. affirmed
Williamsport National Bank v. Knapp 357 (1886) Gray None None C.C.W.D. Pa. dismissed
Wylie v. Northampton National Bank 361 (1886) Matthews None None C.C.S.D.N.Y. affirmed
Newton v. Furst and Bradley Manufacturing Company 373 (1886) Blatchford None None C.C.N.D. Ill. affirmed
Street v. Ferry 385 (1886) Waite None None Sup. Ct. Terr. Utah dismissed
Wilson v. Blair 387 (1886) Waite None None C.C.D. Neb. dismissed
Johnson v. Chicago and Pacific Elevator Company 388 (1886) Blatchford None None Ill. affirmed
California Artificial Stone Paving Company v. Schalicke 401 (1886) Blatchford None None C.C.D. Cal. affirmed
United States v. Rauscher 407 (1886) Miller Gray Waite C.C.S.D.N.Y. certification
Ker v. Illinois 436 (1886) Miller None None Ill. affirmed
Campbell v. Laclede Gas-Light Company 445 (1886) Miller None None Mo. affirmed
Winchester v. Heiskell, Scott & Heiskell 450 (1886) Waite None None Tenn. affirmed
Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati and Indianapolis Railway Company v. McClung 454 (1886) Waite None None C.C.S.D. Ohio affirmed
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company v. Bates 464 (1886) Waite None None Ohio reversed
Peper v. Fordyce 469 (1886) Waite None None C.C.E.D. Ark. reversed
Germania Insurance Company v. Wisconsin 473 (1886) Waite None None C.C.W.D. Wis. affirmed
United States v. Jones 477 (1886) Waite None None Ct. Cl. dismissal denied
Greenwich Insurance v. Providence and Stonington Steam-Ship Company 481 (1886) Bradley None None C.C.S.D.N.Y. affirmed
Wolverton v. Nichols 485 (1886) Miller None None Sup. Ct. Terr. Mont. reversed
Gilbert v. Moline Plow Company 491 (1886) Miller None None Sup. Ct. Terr. Dakota affirmed
Bignall v. Gould Manufacturing Company 495 (1886) Gray None None C.C.E.D. Mo. affirmed
Thackrah v. Haas 499 (1886) Gray None None Sup. Ct. Terr. Utah reversed
Brooks v. Clark 502 (1886) Waite None None C.C.E.D. Pa. affirmed
Eldred v. Bell Telephone Company 513 (1886) Matthews None None C.C.E.D. Mo. affirmed
Whitford v. Clark County 522 (1886) Waite None None C.C.E.D. Mo. reversed
Ashby v. Hall 526 (1886) Field None None Sup. Ct. Terr. Mont. affirmed
Sutter v. Robinson 530 (1886) Matthews None None C.C.N.D. Ill. reversed
Huse, Loomis and Company v. Glover 543 (1886) Field None None C.C.N.D. Ill. affirmed
Goetz and Luening v. Bank of Kansas City 551 (1887) Field None None C.C.E.D. Wis. affirmed
Northern Pacific Railway Company v. Paine 561 (1887) Field None None C.C.D. Minn. affirmed
Chicago and Northwestern Railway Company v. McLaughlin 566 (1886) Waite None None C.C.N.D. Iowa affirmed
Mace v. Merrill 581 (1887) Waite None None Cal. dismissed
Ex parte Mirzan 584 (1886) Waite None None C.C.N.D.N.Y. habeas corpus denied
Hancock v. Holbrook 586 (1887) Waite None None C.C.E.D. La. affirmed
Borer v. Chapman 587 (1887) Matthews None None C.C.D. Minn. affirmed
Ivinson v. Hutton 604 (1887) Miller None None Sup. Ct. Terr. Wyo. affirmed
Iron Mountain and Helena Railroad Company v. Johnson 608 (1887) Miller None None E.D. Ark. affirmed
Ex parte Ralston 613 (1887) Waite None None La. mandamus denied
Chicago and Alton Railroad Company v. Wiggins Ferry Company 615 (1887) Waite None None Mo. dismissed
Cope v. Vallette Dry Dock Company 625 (1887) Bradley None None C.C.E.D. La. affirmed
Sharp v. Riessner 631 (1887) Blatchford None None C.C.S.D.N.Y. affirmed
Barrell v. Tilton 637 (1887) Field None None C.C.D. Or. affirmed
A.S. Baldwin and J. Levy and Company v. Black 643 (1887) Blatchford None Bradley C.C.E.D. La. affirmed
Ives v. Sargent and Company 652 (1887) Matthews None None C.C.D. Conn. affirmed
Hartshorn v. Saginaw Barrel Company 664 (1887) Matthews None None C.C.E.D. Mich. affirmed
Town of Enfield v. Jordan 680 (1887) Bradley None None C.C.S.D. Ill. affirmed
Hubbard v. New York, New England and Western Investment Company 696 (1887) Matthews None None C.C.D. Mass. affirmed

Notes and references edit

  1. ^ "Supreme Court Research Guide". Georgetown Law Library. Retrieved April 7, 2021.

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