List of United States Supreme Court cases, volume 193

This is a list of the 44 cases reported in volume 193 of United States Reports, decided by the Supreme Court of the United States in 1904.

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 193 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 193 were decided the Court comprised the following nine members:

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

October 14, 1911
  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
  Edward Douglass White Associate Justice Louisiana Samuel Blatchford February 19, 1894
March 12, 1894

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

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

January 5, 1925
  Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. Associate Justice Massachusetts Horace Gray December 4, 1902
December 8, 1902

January 12, 1932
  William R. Day Associate Justice Ohio George Shiras Jr. February 23, 1903
March 2, 1903

November 13, 1922

Notable Case in 193 U.S.Edit

Railroad czar James J. Hill, c. 1890

Northern Securities Co. v. United StatesEdit

Northern Securities Co. v. United States, 193 U.S. 197 (1904), is a landmark antitrust decision of the Supreme Court. The Court ruled 5 to 4 against the stockholders of the Great Northern and Northern Pacific railroad companies, who had formed a monopoly under the Northern Securities Company. The public had become greatly alarmed by Northern Securities, which threatened to become the largest company in the world and to corner the railroad traffic in the western United States. The Court's decision was a blow to monopolist James J. Hill, who had helped engineer the formation of Northern Securities, and was a victory for President Theodore Roosevelt's trust-busting activities under the Sherman Antitrust Act. The dissenting opinion of Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. included the famous passage: "Great cases like hard cases make bad law. For great cases are called great, not by reason of their real importance in shaping the law of the future, but because of some accident of immediate overwhelming interest which appeals to the feelings and distorts the judgment."

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 193 U.S.Edit

Case Name Page & year Opinion of the Court Concurring opinion(s) Dissenting opinion(s) Lower Court Disposition of case
United States v. Northern P.R.R. Co. 1 (1904) Fuller none none 9th Cir. affirmed
Carstairs v. Cochran 10 (1904) Brewer none none Md. affirmed
Grand Rapids & I. Ry. Co. v. Osborn 17 (1904) White none none Mich. affirmed
Cincinnati St. Ry. Co. v. Snell 30 (1904) White none none Ohio affirmed
Montague Co. v. Lowry 38 (1904) Peckham none none 9th Cir. affirmed
American Book Co. v. Kansas ex rel. Nichols 49 (1904) McKenna none none Kan. dismissed
Minneapolis & S.L.R.R. Co. v. Minnesota 53 (1904) McKenna none none Minn. affirmed
Ah How v. United States 65 (1904) Holmes none none E.D.N.Y. affirmed
Leigh v. Green 79 (1904) Day none none Neb. affirmed
Julian v. Central Tr. Co. 93 (1904) Day none none 4th Cir. affirmed
United States v. Choctaw Nation 115 (1904) McKenna none none Ct. Cl. affirmed
Delaware Indians v. Cherokee Nation 127 (1904) Day none none Ct. Cl. affirmed
Giles v. Teasley 146 (1904) Day none none Ala. dismissed for want of jurisdiction
Security Land & Exploration Co. v. Burns 167 (1904) Peckham none none Minn. affirmed
Security Land & Exploration Co. v. Weckey 188 (1904) Peckham none none Minn. affirmed
Winous Point Shooting Club v. Caspersen 189 (1904) Fuller none none Ohio dismissed
Hodges v. Colcord 192 (1904) Brewer none none Sup. Ct. Terr. Okla. affirmed
Northern Securities Co. v. United States 197 (1904) Harlan (plurality) Brewer White, Holmes C.C.D. Minn. affirmed
Eaton v. Brown 411 (1904) Holmes none none D.C. Cir. reversed
Underground R.R. v. City of New York 416 (1904) Fuller none none C.C.S.D.N.Y. affirmed
Barney v. City of New York 430 (1904) Fuller none none C.C.S.D.N.Y. affirmed
Huntington v. City of New York 441 (1904) Fuller none none C.C.S.D.N.Y. affirmed
Boering v. Chesapeake Beach Ry. Co. 442 (1904) Brewer none none D.C. Cir. affirmed
Gagnon v. United States 451 (1904) Brown none none Ct. Cl. affirmed
Tinker v. Colwell 473 (1904) Peckham none none N.Y. Sup. Ct. affirmed
Fargo v. Hart 490 (1904) Holmes none none C.C.D. Ind. reversed
Rippey v. Texas 504 (1904) Holmes none none Tex. Ct. Crim. App. affirmed
Adams v. Church 510 (1904) Day none none Or. Cir. Ct. affirmed
Tom Hong v. United States 517 (1904) Day none none E.D.N.Y. reversed
Bache v. Hunt 523 (1904) Fuller none none C.C.N.D. Ohio dismissed for want of jurisdiction
Yaple v. Dahl-Millikan Grocery Co. 526 (1904) Fuller none none 6th Cir. remanded to divided lower court
United States v. Jones 528 (1904) Fuller none none Ct. Cl. affirmed
Great S. Fire Proof Hotel Co. v. Jones 532 (1904) Harlan none none 6th Cir. affirmed
Mutual Life Ins. Co. v. Hill 551 (1904) Brewer none none 9th Cir. reversed
Newburyport Water Co. v. City of Newburyport 561 (1904) White none none C.C.D. Mass. reversed
Gloucester Water Supply Co. v. City of Gloucester 580 (1904) White none none C.C.D. Mass. reversed
Third Nat'l Bank v. Buffalo German Ins. Co. 581 (1904) White none none N.Y. affirmed
United States v. McCoy 593 (1904) White none none 9th Cir. reversed
Platt v. Wilmot 602 (1904) Peckham none none 2d Cir. affirmed
Sloan v. United States 614 (1904) Peckham none none C.C.D. Neb. dismissed for want of jurisdiction
Pope v. Williams 621 (1904) Peckham none none Md. affirmed
National Mut. Bldg. & Loan Ass'n v. Brahan 635 (1904) McKenna none none Miss. affirmed
United States v. Commonwealth Title Ins. & Tr. Co. 651 (1904) McKenna none none Ct. Cl. affirmed
Wright v. Minnesota Mut. Life Ins. Co. 657 (1904) Day none none C.C.D. Minn. affirmed

Notes and referencesEdit

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

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