List of United States Supreme Court cases, volume 144

This is a list of cases reported in volume 144 of United States Reports, decided by the Supreme Court of the United States in 1892.

Supreme Court of the United States
Seal of the United States Supreme Court.svg
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)

Justices of the Supreme Court at the time of volume 144 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 144 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
Tenure on Supreme Court
  Melville Fuller Chief Justice Illinois Morrison Waite July 20, 1888
October 8, 1888

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

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

October 14, 1911
  Horace Gray Associate Justice Massachusetts Nathan Clifford December 20, 1881
January 9, 1882

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

July 7, 1893
  Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar Associate Justice Mississippi William Burnham Woods January 16, 1888
January 18, 1888

January 23, 1893
  David Josiah Brewer Associate Justice Kansas Stanley Matthews December 18, 1889
January 6, 1890

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

May 28, 1906

Notable Cases in 144 U.S.Edit

United States v. BallinEdit

United States v. Ballin, 144 U.S. 1 (1892), is a Supreme Court decision discussing the constitutional definition of "a quorum to do business" in Congress. The Court, analyzing the constitutional limitations on the United States Senate and House of Representatives when determining their rules of proceedings, held that it fell within the powers of the House and Senate to establish their own rules for verifying whether a majority of their members is present, as required for a quorum under Article I of the Constitution.

Lau Ow Bew v. United StatesEdit

Lau Ow Bew v. United States, 144 U.S. 47 (1892), is a case occurring at the beginning of the era of Chinese Exclusion as well as the formation of the United States courts of appeals. The case set precedents for the interpretation of the rights of Chinese merchants and the jurisdiction of the new courts. The Supreme Court's ruling relied heavily the Burlingame Treaty of 1868, the Angell Treaty of 1880, the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 and the amendments to the Act in 1884, as well as the Evarts Act of 1891. The case helped to establish not only the rights of the Chinese merchant class, but also informed future cases about the power of the Circuit Courts of Appeal as well as the perception of Chinese immigrants.

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.

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

List of cases in volume 144 U.S.Edit

Case Name Page & year Opinion of the Court Concurring opinion(s) Dissenting opinion(s) Lower Court Disposition
United States v. Ballin 1 (1892) Brewer none none C.C.S.D.N.Y. reversed
Ansonia B. & C. Co. v. Electrical S. Co. 11 (1892) Brown none none C.C.D. Conn. affirmed
Larkin v. Upton 19 (1892) Brewer none none Sup. Ct. Terr. Mont. affirmed
United States v. Wilson 24 (1892) Lamar none none Ct. Cl. affirmed
Heinze v. Arthur's Ex'rs 28 (1892) Blatchford none none C.C.S.D.N.Y. reversed
Liebenroth v. Robertson 35 (1892) Blatchford none none C.C.S.D.N.Y. reversed
Wilson v. Seligman 41 (1892) Gray none none C.C.E.D. Mo. affirmed
Lau Ow Bew v. United States 47 (1892) Fuller none none 9th Cir. reversed
Butler v. National Home 64 (1892) Harlan none Brown C.C.D. Mass. reversed
Kent v. Lake Superior et al. Co. 75 (1892) Fuller none none C.C.E.D.N.Y. affirmed
In re Heath 92 (1892) Fuller none none Sup. Ct. D.C. dismissed
Gordon v. Third Nat'l Bank 97 (1892) Fuller none none C.C.N.D. Ala. affirmed
Camden v. Stuart 104 (1892) Brown none none C.C.D.W. Va. affirmed
Lacassagne v. Chapuis 119 (1892) Blatchford none none C.C.W.D. La. affirmed
Tripp v. Santa Rosa St. R.R. Co. 126 (1892) Fuller none none Cal. dismissed
Haley v. Breeze 130 (1892) Fuller none none Colo. dismissed
Southern K. Ry. Co. v. Briscoe 133 (1892) Fuller none none C.C.W.D. Ark. affirmed
Dillman v. Hastings 136 (1892) Fuller none none C.C.N.D. Ohio reversed
Bedon v. Davie 142 (1892) Blatchford none none C.C.D.S.C. affirmed
United States v. Budd 154 (1892) Brewer none Brown C.C.D. Wash. affirmed
City of Brenham v. German Am. Bank I 173 (1892) Blatchford none Harlan C.C.W.D. Tex. reversed
Rice v. Sanger 197 (1892) Fuller none none Kan. dismissed
Sherman v. Grinnell 198 (1892) Fuller none none New York City Ct. dismissed
Columbia et al. R.R. Co. v. Hawthorne 202 (1892) Gray none none Sup. Ct. Terr. Wash. reversed
Red River C. Co. v. Sully 209 (1892) Fuller none none C.C.N.D. Tex. affirmed
Missouri ex rel. Quincy et al. R.R. Co. v. Harris 210 (1892) Fuller none none Mo. dismissed
Glaspell v. Northern P.R.R. Co. 211 (1892) Fuller none none C.C.D.N.D. reversed
Pope Mfg. Co. v. Gormully I 224 (1892) Brown none none C.C.N.D. Ill. affirmed
Pope Mfg. Co. v. Gormully II 238 (1892) Brown none none C.C.N.D. Ill. affirmed
Pope Mfg. Co. v. Gormully III 248 (1892) Brown none none C.C.N.D. Ill. affirmed
Pope Mfg. Co. v. Gormully IV 254 (1892) Brown none none C.C.N.D. Ill. affirmed
McLane v. King 260 (1892) Brewer none none C.C.W.D. Tex. affirmed
Logan v. United States 263 (1892) Gray none Lamar C.C.N.D. Tex. reversed
United States v. Sanges 310 (1892) Gray none none C.C.N.D. Ga. dismissed
O'Neil v. Vermont 323 (1892) Blatchford none Field Vt. dismissed
The Blue Jacket 371 (1892) Blatchford none none Sup. Ct. Terr. Wash. affirmed
Waterman v. Banks 394 (1892) Harlan none none C.C.N.D. Cal. reversed
Porter v. Banks 407 (1892) per curiam none none C.C.N.D. Cal. reversed
Grand Trunk Ry. Co. v. Ives 408 (1892) Lamar none none C.C.E.D. Mich. affirmed
Keator L. Co. v. Thompson 434 (1892) Harlan none none C.C.N.D. Ill. affirmed
Hartford L.A. Ins. Co. v. Unsell 439 (1892) Harlan none none C.C.E.D. Mo. affirmed
Dodge v. Tulleys 451 (1892) Brewer none none C.C.D. Neb. affirmed
Northern P.R.R. Co. v. Ellis 458 (1892) Fuller none none Wis. dismissed
Northern P.R.R. Co. v. Amato 465 (1892) Blatchford none Brewer 2d Cir. affirmed
Chateaugay O. & I. Co. v. Blake 476 (1892) Brewer none none C.C.S.D.N.Y. affirmed
Belford v. Scribner 488 (1892) Blatchford none none C.C.N.D. Ill. affirmed
Smith v. Gale 509 (1892) Brown none none Sup. Ct. Terr. Dakota affirmed
Torrence v. Shedd 527 (1892) Gray none none C.C.N.D. Ill. reversed
Sharon v. Tucker 533 (1892) Field none none Sup. Ct. D.C. reversed
Stellwagen v. Tucker 548 (1892) per curiam none none Sup. Ct. D.C. reversed
City of Brenham v. German Am. Bank II 549 (1892) per curiam none none C.C.W.D. Tex. rehearing denied
Coosaw M. Co. v. South Carolina 550 (1892) Harlan none none C.C.D.S.C. affirmed
Kellam v. Keith 568 (1892) Fuller none none C.C.D. Kan. reversed
United States ex rel. Jones v. Macon Cnty. 568 (1892) Fuller none none C.C.E.D. Mo. affirmed
National E. Bank v. Peters 570 (1892) Fuller none none C.C.E.D. Va. dismissed
Brown v. Massachusetts 573 (1892) Gray none none Mass. Super. Ct. dismissed
Windett v. Union M.L. Ins. Co. 581 (1892) Gray none none C.C.N.D. Ill. affirmed
Crawford v. Neal 585 (1892) Fuller none none C.C.D. Or. affirmed
Meyerheim v. Robertson 601 (1892) Blatchford none none C.C.S.D.N.Y. affirmed
Robertson v. Salomon 603 (1892) Blatchford none none C.C.S.D.N.Y. reversed
Nesbit v. Riverside Ind. Dist. 610 (1892) Brewer none none C.C.N.D. Iowa affirmed
Crotty v. Union M.L. Ins. Co. 621 (1892) Brewer none none C.C.N.D. Cal. affirmed
White v. Rankin 628 (1892) Blatchford none none C.C.N.D. Cal. reversed
Pendleton v. Russell 640 (1892) Field none none N.Y. Sup. Ct. affirmed
Sage v. Louisiana Bd. of Liquidation 647 (1892) Field none none La. dismissed
Adams v. Louisiana Bd. of Liquidation 651 (1892) Field none none La. dismissed
Roberts v. Lewis 653 (1892) Gray none none C.C.D. Neb. reversed
Kendall v. San Juan S.M. Co. 658 (1892) Field none none Colo. affirmed
Gregory v. Boston S.D. & T. Co. 665 (1892) Harlan none none C.C.D. Mass. decree modified
Underwood v. Metropolitan Nat'l Bank 669 (1892) Blatchford none none C.C.W.D. Mo. affirmed
United States v. Eaton 677 (1892) Blatchford none none C.C.D. Mass. cerification

Notes and referencesEdit

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

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