List of United States Supreme Court cases, volume 201

This is a list of cases reported in volume 201 of United States Reports, decided by the Supreme Court of the United States in 1906.

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 201 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 201 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)
  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)
  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)
  Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. Associate Justice Massachusetts Horace Gray December 4, 1902
(Acclamation)
December 8, 1902

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

November 13, 1922
(Retired)

Notable Case in 201 U.S.Edit

Hale v. HenkelEdit

Hale v. Henkel, 201 U.S. 43 (1906), is a major Supreme Court decision in which the Court established the power of a federal grand jury engaged in an investigation into corporate malfeasance to require the corporation in question to surrender its records.

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 201 U.S.Edit

Case Name Page & year Opinion of the Court Concurring opinion(s) Dissenting opinion(s) Lower Court Disposition
Kentucky v. Powers 1 (1906) Harlan none none C.C.E.D. Ky. reversed
New Mexico v. Atchison et al. Ry. Co. 41 (1906) Fuller none none Sup. Ct. Terr. N.M. dismissed
Hale v. Henkel 43 (1906) Brown Harlan; McKenna Brewer C.C.S.D.N.Y. affirmed
McAlister v. Henkel 90 (1906) Brown none none C.C.S.D.N.Y. affirmed
Nelson v. United States 92 (1906) McKenna none none C.C.D. Minn. affirmed
Alexander v. United States 117 (1906) McKenna none none C.C.E.D. Wis. dismissed
Felts v. Murphy 123 (1906) Peckham none none C.C.N.D. Ill. affirmed
Valentina v. Mercer 131 (1906) Peckham none none C.C.D.N.J. affirmed
Otis Co. v. Ludlow Mfg. Co. 140 (1906) Holmes none none Mass. Super. Ct. affirmed
Ex parte National E. & S. Co. 156 (1906) Brewer none none C.C.S.D.N.Y. mandamus denied
Leschen & Sons R. Co. v. Broderick & B.R. Co. 166 (1906) Brown none none 8th Cir. affirmed
St. Louis et al. Co. v. Maryland C. Co. 173 (1906) Holmes none none 8th Cir. certification
Brown v. Gurney 184 (1906) Fuller none none Colo. affirmed
Amadeo v. Northern A. Co. 194 (1906) Fuller none none D.P.R. reversed
Wisconsin v. Hitchcock 202 (1906) Harlan none none original dismissed
Christopher v. Norvell 216 (1906) Harlan none none 5th Cir. affirmed
Wyman v. Wallace 230 (1906) Brewer none none 8th Cir. affirmed
Frenzer v. Wallace 244 (1906) Brewer none none 8th Cir. affirmed
Michigan C.R.R. Co. v. Powers 245 (1906) Brewer none none C.C.W.D. Mich. affirmed
De la Rama v. De la Rama 303 (1906) Brown none none Phil. reversed
Keen v. Keen 319 (1906) Brown none none Mo. dismissed
Houston et al. R.R. Co. v. Mayes 321 (1906) Brown none none Tex. App. reversed
Joy v. City of St. Louis 332 (1906) Peckham none none C.C.E.D. Mo. affirmed
York Mfg. Co. v. Cassell 344 (1906) Peckham none none 6th Cir. reversed
United States v. Downing 354 (1906) McKenna none none 2d Cir. reversed
Soper v. Lawrence Bros. Co. 359 (1906) Holmes none none Me. affirmed
Rodriguez v. Vivoni 371 (1906) Holmes none none D.P.R. affirmed
The Wildcroft 378 (1906) Day none none 3d Cir. affirmed
United States v. Wickersham 390 (1906) Day none none Ct. Cl. affirmed
Blair v. City of Chicago 400 (1906) Day none McKenna C.C.N.D. Ill. reversed
West C.S.R.R. Co. v. Illinois ex rel. City of Chicago 506 (1906) Harlan none none Ill. affirmed
City of Cleveland v. Cleveland E. Ry. Co. 529 (1906) McKenna none none C.C.N.D. Ohio affirmed
Powers v. Detroit et al. Ry. Co. 543 (1906) Brewer none none C.C.W.D. Mich. affirmed
Haddock v. Haddock 562 (1906) White none Brown; Holmes N.Y. Sup. Ct. affirmed
St. John v. New York 633 (1906) McKenna none none N.Y. Sup. Ct. affirmed
Rawlins v. Georgia 638 (1906) Holmes none none Ga. affirmed

Notes and referencesEdit

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

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