List of United States Supreme Court cases, volume 146

This is a list of cases reported in volume 146 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)
Websitesupremecourt.gov

Justices of the Supreme Court at the time of volume 146 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 146 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
  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)
  George Shiras Jr. Associate Justice Pennsylvania Joseph P. Bradley July 26, 1892
(Acclamation)
October 10, 1892

February 23, 1903
(Retired)

Notable Case in 146 U.S.Edit

McPherson v. BlackerEdit

McPherson v. Blacker, 146 U.S. 1 (1892), concerned a law passed in Michigan which divided the state into separate congressional districts and awarded one of the state's electoral votes to the winner of each district. The suit was filed by several of these electors chosen in the 1892 election, including William McPherson, against Robert R. Blacker, the Secretary of State of Michigan. It was the first Supreme Court case to consider whether certain methods of states' appointments of their electors were constitutional.[2] The Court, in a majority opinion authored by Chief Justice Melville Fuller,[3] upheld Michigan's law, and more generally gave state legislatures plenary power over how they appointed their electors.

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 146 U.S.Edit

Case Name Page and year Opinion of the Court Concurring opinion(s) Dissenting opinion(s) Lower Court Disposition
McPherson v. Blacker 1 (1892) Fuller none none Mich. affirmed
Van Winkle v. Crowell 42 (1892) Blatchford none none C.C.M.D. Ala. affirmed
Cincinnati Safe and Lock Company v. Grand Rapids Safety Deposit Company 54 (1892) Fuller none none C.C.S.D. Ohio dismissed
Hubbard v. Soby 56 (1892) Fuller none none C.C.D. Conn. dismissed
Earnshaw v. United States 60 (1892) Brown none none C.C.E.D. Pa. affirmed
United States v. Perry 71 (1892) Brown none none C.C.S.D.N.Y. reversed
United States v. Schoverling 76 (1892) Blatchford none none C.C.S.D.N.Y. affirmed
Cross v. Burke 82 (1892) Fuller none none Sup. Ct. D.C. dismissed
Foster v. Mansfield, Coldwater and Lake Michigan Railroad Company 88 (1892) Brown none none C.C.N.D. Ohio affirmed
Ware v. Galveston City Company 102 (1892) Blatchford none none C.C.E.D. Tex. affirmed
City of Bellaire v. Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company 117 (1892) Gray none none C.C.S.D. Ohio reversed
San Pedro and Canyon del Agua Company v. United States 120 (1892) Brewer none none Sup. Ct. Terr. N.M. affirmed
Mattox v. United States 140 (1892) Fuller none none D. Kan. reversed
Roby v. Colehour 153 (1892) Harlan none none Ill. affirmed
Morley v. Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railway Company 162 (1892) Shiras none Harlan N.Y. affirmed
Hardee v. Wilson 179 (1892) Shiras none none C.C.S.D. Ga. dismissed
Cook v. Hart 183 (1892) Brown none none C.C.E.D. Wis. affirmed
Stotesbury v. United States 196 (1892) Brewer none none Ct. Cl. affirmed
Southern Pacific Railroad Company v. Denton 202 (1892) Gray none none C.C.W.D. Tex. reversed
Root v. Third Avenue Railway Company 210 (1892) Blatchford none none C.C.S.D.N.Y. affirmed
Washington and Georgetown Railroad Company v. District of Columbia 227 (1892) Fuller none none Sup. Ct. D.C. dismissed
Junge v. Hedden 233 (1892) Fuller none none C.C.S.D.N.Y. affirmed
Thompson v. St. Nicholas National Bank 240 (1892) Blatchford none none N.Y. affirmed
Toplitz v. Hedden 252 (1892) Blatchford none none C.C.S.D.N.Y. affirmed
Hamilton Gaslight and Coke Company v. City of Hamilton 258 (1892) Harlan none none C.C.S.D. Ohio affirmed
In Re Cross 271 (1892) Fuller none none Sup. Ct. D.C. habeas corpus denied
Wilmington and Weldon Railroad Company v. Alsbrook 279 (1892) Fuller none none N.C. affirmed
Butler v. Goreley 303 (1892) Blatchford none none Mass. Super. Ct. affirmed
Hallinger v. Davis 314 (1892) Shiras none none C.C.D.N.J. affirmed
Benson v. United States 325 (1892) Brewer none none C.C.D. Kan. affirmed
United States v. Dunnington 338 (1892) Brown none none Ct. Cl. reversed
Chicago and Northwestern Railway Company v. Osborne 354 (1892) Fuller none none 8th Cir. certiorari denied
Joy v. Adelbert College 355 (1892) Fuller none none C.C.N.D. Ohio dismissed
In re Engles 357 (1892) Fuller none none E.D.N.Y. prohibition denied
McMullen v. United States 360 (1892) Harlan none none Ct. Cl. affirmed
Balloch v. Hooper 363 (1892) Harlan none none Sup. Ct. D.C. affirmed
Lewis v. United States 370 (1892) Shiras none Brewer C.C.W.D. Ark. reversed
Illinois Central Railroad Company v. Illinois 387 (1892) Field none Shiras C.C.N.D. Ill. affirmed as modified
Derby v. Thompson 476 (1892) Brown none none C.C.D. Mass. reversed
Compania Bilbaina de Navegacion de Bilbao v. Spanish-American Light and Power Company 483 (1892) Blatchford none none C.C.S.D.N.Y. affirmed
Scott v. Armstrong 499 (1892) Fuller none none C.C.S.D. Ohio reversed
Mitchell v. New York, Lake Erie and Western Railroad Company 513 (1892) Fuller none none C.C.S.D.N.Y. affirmed
Brinkerhoff v. Aloe 515 (1892) Fuller none none C.C.E.D. Mo. affirmed
National Tube Works Company v. Vallou 517 (1892) Blatchford none none C.C.S.D.N.Y. affirmed
Royer v. Coupe 524 (1892) Blatchford none none C.C.D. Mass. affirmed
Cameron v. United States 533 (1892) Brown none none Sup. Ct. Terr. Ariz. dismissed
McGourkey v. Toledo and Ohio Central Railway Company 536 (1892) Brown none none C.C.N.D. Ohio affirmed
United States v. Southern Pacific Railroad Company 570 (1892) Brewer none Field C.C.S.D. Cal. reversed
United States v. Colton Marble and Lime Company 615 (1892) Brewer none Field C.C.S.D. Cal. reversed
Brown v. Marion National Bank 619 (1892) Fuller none none Ky. dismissed
Means v. Bank of Randall 620 (1892) Blatchford none none C.C.D. Kan. affirmed
Lloyd v. Preston 630 (1892) Shiras none none C.C.S.D. Ohio affirmed
Yesler v. Washington Harbor Line Commissioners 646 (1892) Fuller none none Wash. dismissed
Huntington v. Attrill 657 (1892) Gray none Fuller Md. reversed
Potts v. Wallace 689 (1892) Shiras none none C.C.E.D.N.Y. reversed

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ "Supreme Court Research Guide". Georgetown Law Library. Retrieved April 7, 2021.
  2. ^ Zadrozny, John (January 1, 2003). "The Myth of Discretion: Why Presidential Electors Do Not Receive First Amendment Protection". CommLaw Conspectus. 11 (1): 165–184.
  3. ^ Bomboy, Scott (December 20, 2016). "Electoral College a rare topic of discussion at Supreme Court". National Constitution Center. Retrieved March 20, 2019.

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