List of United States Supreme Court cases, volume 227

This is a list of cases reported in volume 227 of United States Reports, decided by the Supreme Court of the United States in 1913.

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 227 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 227 were decided the Court comprised the following nine members:

Portrait Justice Office Home State Succeeded Date confirmed by the Senate
Tenure on Supreme Court
  Edward Douglass White Chief Justice Louisiana Melville Fuller December 12, 1910
December 19, 1910

May 19, 1921
  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
  Horace Harmon Lurton Associate Justice Tennessee Rufus W. Peckham December 20, 1909
January 3, 1910

July 12, 1914
  Charles Evans Hughes Associate Justice New York David Josiah Brewer May 2, 1910
October 10, 1910

June 10, 1916
  Willis Van Devanter Associate Justice Wyoming Edward Douglass White (as Associate Justice) December 15, 1910
January 3, 1911

June 2, 1937
  Joseph Rucker Lamar Associate Justice Georgia William Henry Moody December 15, 1910
January 3, 1911

January 2, 1916
  Mahlon Pitney Associate Justice New Jersey John Marshall Harlan March 13, 1912
March 18, 1912

December 31, 1922

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.

On January 1, 1912, the effective date of the Judicial Code of 1911, the old Circuit Courts were abolished, with their remaining trial court jurisdiction transferred to the U.S. District Courts.

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

List of cases in volume 227 U.S.Edit

Case Name Page & year Opinion of the Court Concurring opinion(s) Dissenting opinion(s) Lower Court Disposition
Yazoo & M.V.R.R. Co. v. Greenwood G. Co. 1 (1913) White none none Miss. reversed
Wynkoop et al. Co. v. Gaines 4 (1913) White none none 2d Cir. dismissed
Virtue v. Creamery et al. Co. 8 (1913) McKenna none none 8th Cir. affirmed
Cameron et al. Co. v. Knoxville 39 (1913) McKenna none none C.C.S.D. Iowa affirmed
Gray v. Taylor 51 (1913) Holmes none none N.M. affirmed
Michigan C.R.R. Co. v. Vreeland 59 (1913) Lurton none none C.C.N.D. Ohio reversed
Grant v. United States 74 (1913) Hughes none none S.D.N.Y. affirmed
Davis v. Las O. Co. 80 (1913) Lurton none none D.C. Cir. affirmed
ICC v. Louisville & N.R.R. Co. 88 (1913) Lamar none none Comm. Ct. reversed
Guardian A. Co. v. Quintana 100 (1913) White none none D.P.R. multiple
De Bary & Co. v. Louisiana 108 (1913) White none none La. affirmed
Texas et al. R.R. Co. v. Sabine T. Co. 111 (1913) McKenna none none Tex. Civ. App. reversed
Heike v. United States 131 (1913) Holmes none none 2d Cir. affirmed
American R.R. Co. v. Didricksen 145 (1913) Lurton none none D.P.R. reversed
Ross v. Oregon 150 (1913) VanDevanter none none Or. dismissed
United States v. Harvey S. Co. 165 (1913) White none none Ct. Cl. affirmed
Robinson v. Lundrigan 173 (1913) McKenna none none 8th Cir. affirmed
Guttierrez v. Graham 181 (1913) Holmes none none D.P.R. affirmed
Chicago et al. R.R. Co. v. Schwyhart 184 (1913) Holmes none none Mo. App. affirmed
Brooklyn et al. Co. v. Miller 194 (1913) Holmes none none Ariz. affirmed
United States v. Winslow 202 (1913) Holmes none none D. Mass. affirmed
St. Louis S.R.R. Co. v. Alexander 218 (1913) Day none none S.D.N.Y. affirmed
Scott v. Lattig 229 (1913) VanDevanter none none Idaho reversed
Johnson v. Hoy 245 (1913) Lamar none none N.D. Ill. dismissed
New York et al. R.R. Co. v. Hudson Cnty. 248 (1913) White none none N.J. Sup. Ct. reversed
St. Louis et al. R.R. Co. v. Edwards 265 (1913) White none none Ark. reversed
Porto Rico (sic) v. Rosaly y C. 270 (1913) White none none P.R. reversed
Home T. & T. Co. v. City of Los Angeles 278 (1913) White none none S.D. Cal. reversed
Winfree v. Northern P.R.R. Co. 296 (1913) McKenna none none 9th Cir. affirmed
Hutchinson v. Valdosta 303 (1913) McKenna none none C.C.S.D. Ga. affirmed
Hoke v. United States 308 (1913) McKenna none none E.D. Tex. affirmed
Athanasaw v. United States 326 (1913) McKenna none none S.D. Fla. affirmed
Bennett v. United States 333 (1913) McKenna none none 6th Cir. affirmed
Harris v. United States 340 (1913) McKenna none none 6th Cir. affirmed
Stuart v. Union P.R.R. Co. 342 (1913) McKenna none none 8th Cir. affirmed
Northern P.R.R. Co. v. United States 355 (1913) McKenna none none 9th Cir. affirmed
Wadkins v. Producers O. Co. 368 (1913) McKenna none none La. affirmed
Cordova v. Folgueras y R. 375 (1913) Holmes none none multiple affirmed
Luke v. Smith 379 (1913) Holmes none none Ariz. affirmed
Porto Rico (sic) v. Title et al. Co. 382 (1913) Holmes none none 3d Cir. affirmed
Crenshaw v. Arkansas 389 (1913) Day none none Ark. reversed
Rogers v. Arkansas 401 (1913) Day none none Ark. reversed
James v. Stone & Co. 410 (1913) Day none none 4th Cir. dismissed
Lovell v. Newman & Son 412 (1913) Day none none 5th Cir. dismissed
Bartell v. United States 427 (1913) Day none none D.S.D. affirmed
Troxell v. Delaware et al. R.R. Co. 434 (1913) Day none none 3d Cir. reversed
United States ex rel. Champion L. Co. v. Fisher 445 (1913) Day none none D.C. Cir. dismissed
United States ex rel. Foreman v. Meyer 452 (1913) Day none none D.C. Cir. dismissed
Hampton v. St. Louis et al. R.R. Co. 456 (1913) Lurton none none C.C.E.D. Ark. reversed
Wells Fargo & Co. v. Neiman-Marcus Co. 469 (1913) Lurton none none Tex. Civ. App. reversed
Bradley v. Richmond 477 (1913) Lurton none none Va. affirmed
United States v. Mason 486 (1913) Lurton none none Ct. Cl. reversed
Zimmerman v. Harding 489 (1913) Lurton none none D.P.R. affirmed
Fraternal Mystic Cir. v. Snyder 497 (1913) Hughes none none Tenn. affirmed
Bacon v. Illinois 504 (1913) Hughes none none Ill. affirmed
Smoot v. Heyl 518 (1913) Hughes none none D.C. Cir. affirmed
Svor v. Morris 524 (1913) VanDevanter none none Minn. reversed
Ross v. Stewart 530 (1913) VanDevanter none none Okla. affirmed
Matheson v. United States 540 (1913) Lamar none none D. Alaska affirmed
Grand Trunk W.R.R. Co. v. City of South Bend 544 (1913) Lamar none none Ind. reversed
Southern P. Co. v. City of Portland 559 (1913) Lamar none none C.C.D. Or. affirmed
Van Iderstine v. National D. Co. 575 (1913) Lamar none none 2d Cir. affirmed
Rosaly v. Graham y F. 584 (1913) Pitney none none P.R. affirmed
Ensign v. Pennsylvania 592 (1913) Pitney none none Pa. affirmed
Southern P. Co. v. Schuyler 601 (1913) Pitney none none Utah affirmed
Starr v. Long Jim 613 (1913) Pitney none none Wash. affirmed
Zavelo v. Reeves 625 (1913) Pitney none none Ala. affirmed
Marrone v. Washington Jockey Club 633 (1913) Holmes none none D.C. Cir. affirmed
Baxter v. Buchholz et al. Co. 637 (1913) Holmes none none N.Y. Sup. Ct. dismissed
Kansas City S.R.R. Co. v. Carl 639 (1913) Lurton none none Ark. reversed
Missouri et al. R.R. Co. v. Harriman 657 (1913) Lurton none none Tex. Civ. App. reversed

Notes and referencesEdit

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

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