List of United States Supreme Court cases, volume 176

This is a list of cases reported in volume 176 of United States Reports, decided by the Supreme Court of the United States in 1899 and 1900.

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 176 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 176 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)
  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)
  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)
  Edward Douglass White Associate Justice Louisiana Samuel Blatchford February 19, 1894
(Acclamation)
March 12, 1894

December 18, 1910
(Continued as chief justice)
  Rufus W. Peckham Associate Justice New York Howell Edmunds Jackson December 9, 1895
(Acclamation)
January 6, 1896

October 24, 1909
(Died)
  Joseph McKenna Associate Justice California Stephen Johnson Field January 21, 1898
(Acclamation)
January 26, 1898

January 5, 1925
(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.

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

List of cases in volume 176 U.S.Edit

Case Name Page and year Opinion of the Court Concurring opinion(s) Dissenting opinion(s) Lower Court Disposition
Louisiana v. Texas 1 (1900) Fuller Harlan; Brown none original dismissed
United States v. Oregon and California Railroad Company 28 (1900) Harlan none none 9th Cir. affirmed
Wilcox v. Eastern Oregon Land Company 51 (1900) Harlan none none 9th Cir. affirmed
Messinger v. Eastern Oregon Land Company 58 (1900) Harlan none none 9th Cir. affirmed
Blake v. McClung 59 (1900) Harlan none none Tenn. reversed
Holt v. Indiana Manufacturing Company 68 (1900) Fuller none none C.C.D. Ind. reversed
Cruickshank v. Bidwell 73 (1900) Fuller none none C.C.S.D.N.Y. affirmed
Bolln v. Nebraska 83 (1900) Brown none none Neb. affirmed
City of New Orleans v. Warner 92 (1900) Brown none none 5th Cir. affirmed
The Newfoundland 97 (1900) McKenna none none D.S.C. reversed
Clark v. City of Kansas City 114 (1900) McKenna none none Kan. affirmed
Rae v. Homestead Loan Guaranty Company 121 (1900) Fuller none none Ill. dismissed
Lindsay and Phelps Company v. Mullen 126 (1900) Brewer none Peckham C.C.D. Minn. affirmed
Chew Hing Lung Company v. Wise 156 (1900) Peckham none none 9th Cir. reversed
Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway Company v. Tompkins 167 (1900) Brewer none none C.C.D.S.D. reversed
Dickerman v. Northern Trust Company 181 (1900) Brown none none 7th Cir. affirmed
Glass v. Concordia Parish 207 (1900) Fuller none none C.C.E.D. La. affirmed
United States v. Bellingham Bay Boom Company 211 (1900) Peckham none none 9th Cir. reversed
Toledo, St. Louis and Kansas City Railroad Company v. Continental Trust Company 219 (1900) Fuller none none 6th Cir. certiorari denied
Roberts v. United States 221 (1900) Peckham none none D.C. Cir. affirmed
Baltimore and Potomac Railroad Company v. Cumberland 232 (1900) Brown none none D.C. Cir. affirmed
United States v. Tennessee and Coosa Railroad Company 242 (1900) McKenna none none 5th Cir. reversed
Southern Railway Company v. Carnegie Steel Company 257 (1900) Harlan none White 4th Cir. affirmed
Lackawanna Iron and Coal Company v. Farmers' Loan and Trust Company 298 (1900) Harlan none none 5th Cir. affirmed
United States v. Parkhurst-Davis Mercantile Company 317 (1900) Brewer none none C.C.D. Kan. affirmed
Florida Central and Peninsular Railroad Company v. Bell 321 (1900) Shiras none none 5th Cir. reversed
Adirondack Railway Company v. New York 335 (1900) Fuller none none N.Y. affirmed
Thormann v. Frame 350 (1900) Fuller none none Wis. Cir. Ct. affirmed
Benedict v. United States 357 (1900) Brown none none Ct. Cl. affirmed
The Adula 361 (1900) Brown none Shiras S.D. Ga. affirmed
Roller v. Holly 398 (1900) Brown none none Tex. Civ. App. reversed
Moss v. Dowman 413 (1900) Brewer none none 8th Cir. affirmed
United States v. Ortiz 422 (1900) White none none Ct. Priv. Land Cl. reversed
Guaranty Savings Bank v. Bladow 448 (1900) Peckham none none N.D. Dist. Ct. affirmed
United States v. Gue Lim 459 (1900) Peckham none none D. Wash. affirmed
Walsh v. Columbus, Hocking Valley and Athens Railroad Company 469 (1900) Brown none none Ohio affirmed
Wright v. Columbus, Hocking Valley and Athens Railroad Company 481 (1900) Brown none none Ohio affirmed
Warburton v. White 484 (1900) White none none Wash. affirmed
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company v. Voigt 498 (1900) Shiras none Harlan 6th Cir. certification
Matteson v. Dent 521 (1900) White none none Minn. affirmed
Jackson v. Emmons 532 (1900) McKenna none none D.C. Cir. reversed
The Panama 535 (1900) Gray none none S.D. Fla. affirmed
Weyerhaueser v. Minnesota 550 (1900) McKenna none none Minn. affirmed
Whitman v. Oxford National Bank 559 (1900) Brewer none none 2d Cir. affirmed
The Benito Estenger 568 (1900) Fuller none none S.D. Fla. affirmed
Maxwell v. Dow 581 (1900) Peckham none Harlan Utah affirmed
Aldrich v. Chemical National Bank 618 (1900) Harlan none none 6th Cir. affirmed
Hancock National Bank v. Farnum 640 (1900) Brewer none none R.I. reversed
Illinois Central Railroad Company v. City of Chicago 646 (1900) Brown none none Ill. affirmed
Huntington v. Laidley 668 (1900) Gray none Brewer C.C.D.W. Va. reversed

Notes and referencesEdit

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

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