List of United States Supreme Court cases, volume 143

This is a list of cases reported in volume 143 of United States Reports, decided by the Supreme Court of the United States in 1892.

Supreme Court of the United States
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EstablishedMarch 4, 1789; 233 years ago (1789-03-04)
LocationWashington, D.C.
Coordinates38°53′26″N 77°00′16″W / 38.89056°N 77.00444°W / 38.89056; -77.00444Coordinates: 38°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 143 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 143 U.S. were decided the Court comprised the following eight members (Justice Joseph P. Bradley had died in January 1892):

Portrait Justice Office Home State Succeeded Date confirmed by the Senate
(Vote)
Tenure on Supreme Court
  Melville Fuller Chief Justice Illinois Morrison Waite July 20, 1888
(41–20)
October 8, 1888

July 4, 1910
(Died)
  Stephen Johnson Field Associate Justice California newly-created seat March 10, 1863
(Acclamation)
May 10, 1863

December 1, 1897
(Retired)
  John Marshall Harlan Associate Justice Kentucky David Davis November 29, 1877
(Acclamation)
December 10, 1877

October 14, 1911
(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)
  Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar Associate Justice Mississippi William Burnham Woods January 16, 1888
(32–28)
January 18, 1888

January 23, 1893
(Died)
  David Josiah Brewer Associate Justice Kansas Stanley Matthews December 18, 1889
(53–11)
January 6, 1890

March 28, 1910
(Died)
  Henry Billings Brown Associate Justice Michigan Samuel Freeman Miller December 29, 1890
(Acclamation)
January 5, 1891

May 28, 1906
(Retired)

Citation styleEdit

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.

The Judiciary Act of 1891 created the United States Courts of Appeals and reassigned the jurisdiction of most routine appeals from the district and circuit courts to these appellate courts. The Act created nine new courts that were originally known as the "United States Circuit Courts of Appeals." The new courts had jurisdiction over most appeals of lower court decisions. The Supreme Court could review either legal issues that a court of appeals certified or decisions of court of appeals by writ of certiorari. The change resulted in an immediate reduction in the Supreme Court's workload (from 623 cases filed in 1890 to 379 in 1891 and 275 in 1892).

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

List of cases in volume 143 U.S.Edit

Case Name Page & year Opinion of the Court Concurring opinion(s) Dissenting opinion(s) Lower Court Disposition
Louisville W. Co. v. Clark 1 (1892) Harlan none none Ky. affirmed
District of Columbia v. Hutton 18 (1892) Lamar none none Sup. Ct. D.C. affirmed
National S.S. Co. v. Tugman 28 (1892) Brown none none C.C.E.D.N.Y. affirmed
Sioux City et al. Co. v. Griffey 32 (1892) Brewer none none Iowa affirmed
New Orleans P. Ry Co. v. Parker 42 (1892) Brown none none C.C.W.D. La. reversed
New York et al. R.R. Co. v. Winter's Adm'r 60 (1892) Lamar none none C.C.D. Mass. affirmed
United States v. Witten 76 (1892) Gray none none C.C.W.D. Va. reversed
Tyler v. Savage 79 (1892) Blatchford none none C.C.E.D. Va. affirmed
Smale v. Mitchell 99 (1892) Field none none C.C.N.D. Ill. certification
In re Rapier 110 (1892) Fuller none none C.C.E.D. La. habeas corpus denied
Boyd v. Nebraska ex rel. Thayer 135 (1892) Fuller none Field Neb. reversed
Union M.L. Ins. Co. v. Hanford 187 (1892) Gray none none C.C.N.D. Ill. affirmed
New Orleans et al. R.R. Co. v. City of New Orleans 192 (1892) Gray none none La. affirmed
Waterman v. Alden 196 (1892) Gray none none C.C.N.D. Ill. affirmed
In re Woods 202 (1892) Fuller none none C.C.D. Minn. certiorari denied
Horner v. United States I 207 (1892) Blatchford none none C.C.S.D.N.Y. affirmed
Lawrence v. Nelson 215 (1892) Gray none none C.C.N.D. Ill. affirmed
Hammond v. Hopkins 224 (1892) Fuller none none Sup. Ct. D.C. reversed
The Barbed Wire Patent 275 (1892) Brown none Field C.C.N.D. Iowa reversed
Michigan Ins. Bank v. Eldred 293 (1892) Gray none none C.C.E.D. Wis. reversed
Ludeling v. Chaffe 301 (1892) Gray none none La. dismissed
Horn Silver M. Co. v. People 305 (1892) Field none none N.Y. Sup. Ct. affirmed
Chandler v. Pomeroy 318 (1892) Brown none none C.C.D.N.J. reversed
Chicago et al. Ry. Co. v. Wellman 339 (1892) Brewer none none Mich. affirmed
Briggs v. United States 346 (1892) Field none none Ct. Cl. reversed
Nebraska v. Iowa 359 (1892) Brewer none none original boundary set
Winona et al. R.R. Co. v. Town of Plainview 371 (1892) Blatchford none none Minn. dismissed
Iron S.M. Co. v. Mike et al. Co. 394 (1892) Brewer none none C.C.D. Colo. affirmed
Sullivan v. Iron S.M. Co. 431 (1892) Brewer Field none C.C.D. Colo. affirmed
Schwab v. Berggren 442 (1892) Harlan none none C.C.N.D. Ill. affirmed
Fielden v. Illinois 452 (1892) Harlan none none Ill. affirmed
Church of Holy Trinity v. United States 457 (1892) Brewer none none C.C.S.D.N.Y. reversed
In re Cooper 472 (1892) Fuller none none D. Alaska prohibition denied
The Sylvia Handy 513 (1892) Fuller none none D. Alaska affirmed
Budd v. People 517 (1892) Blatchford none Brewer N.Y. Sup. Ct. affirmed
Hoyt v. Latham 553 (1892) Brown none none C.C.D. Minn. reversed
Horner v. United States II 570 (1892) Blatchford none none C.C.S.D.N.Y. affirmed
Dunwoody v. United States 578 (1892) Harlan none none Ct. Cl. affirmed
Gandy v. Main B. Co. 587 (1892) Brown none none C.C.E.D. Pa. reversed
Chicago et al. Ry. Co. v. Denver et al. R.R. Co. 596 (1892) Brown none Brewer C.C.D. Ohio affirmed
United States v. Texas 621 (1892) Harlan none Fuller original jurisdiction confirmed
Field v. Clark 649 (1892) Harlan Lamar none C.C.N.D. Ill. affirmed

Notes and referencesEdit

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

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