List of United States Supreme Court cases, volume 241

This is a list of cases reported in volume 241 of United States Reports, decided by the Supreme Court of the United States in 1916.

Supreme Court of the United States
Seal of the United States Supreme Court.svg
EstablishedMarch 4, 1789; 234 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 241 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 241 were decided the Court comprised the following eight members, following Justice Lamar's death in January 1916:

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

December 31, 1922
  James Clark McReynolds Associate Justice Tennessee Horace Harmon Lurton August 29, 1914
October 12, 1914

January 31, 1941

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 241 U.S.Edit

Case Name Page and year Opinion of the Court Concurring opinion(s) Dissenting opinion(s) Lower Court Disposition
Chin Fong v. Backus 1 (1916) McKenna none none N.D. Cal. dismissed
Kelly v. Griffin 6 (1916) Holmes none none N.D. Ill. affirmed
Osborne v. Gray 16 (1916) Hughes none none Tenn. affirmed
G. and C. Merriam Co. v. Saalfield and Ogilvie 22 (1916) Pitney none none N.D. Ohio affirmed
Texas and Pacific Railway Company v. Rigsby 33 (1916) Pitney none none 5th Cir. affirmed
Richardson v. Fajardo Sugar Company 44 (1916) McReynolds none none D.P.R. affirmed
Rosenberger v. Pacific Express Company 48 (1916) White none none Mo. reversed
Menasha Paper Company v. Chicago and Northwestern Railroad Company 55 (1916) McKenna none none Wis. affirmed
United States v. New South Farm and Home Company 64 (1916) McKenna none none S.D. Fla. reversed
United States v. Lombardo 73 (1916) McKenna none none W.D. Wash. affirmed
McFarland v. American Sugar Refining Company 79 (1916) Holmes none none E.D. La. affirmed
Northern Pacific Railroad Company v. Wall 87 (1916) VanDevanter none McReynolds Mont. reversed
Gidney v. Chappel 99 (1916) VanDevanter none none Okla. affirmed
Lámar v. United States 103 (1916) White none none 2d Cir. affirmed
United States v. Archer 119 (1916) McKenna none Pitney Ct. Cl. reversed
White v. United States 149 (1916) McKenna none none Ct. Cl. reversed
De la Rama v. De la Rama 154 (1916) Holmes none none Phil. affirmed
Johnson v. Root Manufacturing Company 160 (1916) Holmes none none 7th Cir. affirmed
The Raithmoor 166 (1916) Hughes none none E.D. Pa. reversed
Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad Company v. Harrington 177 (1916) Hughes none none Mo. Ct. App. affirmed
Kansas City Southern Railway Company v. Jones 181 (1916) McReynolds none none La. reversed
Maryland Dredging and Contracting Company v. United States 184 (1916) Holmes none none Ct. Cl. affirmed
Georgia Florida and Alabama Railroad Company v. Blish Milling Company 190 (1916) Hughes none none Ga. Ct. App. affirmed
Stowe v. Harvey 199 (1916) McReynolds none none 9th Cir. affirmed
Lane v. United States ex rel. Mickadiet 201 (1916) White none none D.C. Cir. reversed
Minneapolis and St. Louis Railway Company v. Bombolis 211 (1916) White none none Minn. affirmed
St. Louis and San Francisco Railroad Company v. Brown 223 (1916) White none none Okla. affirmed
Jacobs v. Southern Railroad Company 229 (1916) McKenna none none Va. affirmed
Baugham v. New York, Philadelphia and Norfolk Railroad Company 237 (1916) McKenna none none Va. affirmed
Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad Company v. Carnahan 241 (1916) McKenna none none Va. affirmed
Pacific Mail Steamship Company v. Schmidt 245 (1916) Holmes none none 9th Cir. reversed
Terminal Taxicab Company, Inc. v. Kutz 252 (1916) Holmes none none D.C. Cir. affirmed
American Well Works Company v. Layne and Bowler Company 257 (1916) Holmes none none E.D. Ark. reversed
Louisville and Nashville Railroad Company v. Stewart 261 (1916) Holmes none none Ky. affirmed
United States v. Coca Cola Company of Atlanta 265 (1916) Hughes none none 6th Cir. reversed
Seaboard Air Line Railroad Company v. Renn 290 (1916) VanDevanter none none N.C. affirmed
Bankers Trust Company v. Texas and Pacific Railroad Company 295 (1916) VanDevanter none none N.D. Tex. affirmed
Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad Company v. De Atley 310 (1916) Pitney none none Ky. reversed
Cincinnati, New Orleans and Texas Pacific Railway Company v. Rankin 319 (1916) McReynolds none none Tenn. reversed
Wisconsin v. Philadelphia and Reading Coal and Iron Company 329 (1916) McReynolds none none W.D. Wis. affirmed
Southern Railroad Company v. Gray 333 (1916) McReynolds none none N.C. reversed
Brazee v. Michigan 340 (1916) McReynolds none none Mich. affirmed
Spokane and Inland Empire Railroad Company v. United States 344 (1916) White none none 9th Cir. affirmed
Cubbins v. Mississippi River Commission 351 (1916) White none none N.D. Miss. affirmed
Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company v. Harold 371 (1916) White none none Kan. reversed
United States v. Hemmer 379 (1916) McKenna none none 8th Cir. affirmed
Merrill-Ruckgaber Company v. United States 387 (1916) McKenna none none Ct. Cl. affirmed
United States v. Jin Fuey Moy 394 (1916) Holmes none none W.D. Pa. affirmed
Russo-Chinese Bank v. National Bank of Commerce of Seattle 403 (1916) Hughes none none 9th Cir. affirmed
St. Louis and Kansas City Land Company v. City of Kansas City 419 (1916) Hughes none none Mo. affirmed
Levindale Lead and Zinc Mining Company v. Coleman 432 (1916) Hughes none none Okla. reversed
Pacific Live Stock Company v. Lewis 440 (1916) VanDevanter none none D. Or. affirmed
Montelibano y Ramos v. La Compania General de Tabacos de Filipinas 455 (1916) Pitney none none Phil. affirmed
Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad Company v. Proffitt 462 (1916) Pitney none none 4th Cir. affirmed
Chicago and Northwestern Railroad Company v. Bower 470 (1916) Pitney none none Neb. affirmed
San Antonio and Aransas Pass Railway Company v. Wagner 476 (1916) Pitney none none Tex. Civ. App. affirmed
Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad Company v. Kelly 485 (1916) Pitney none none Ky. reversed
Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad Company v. Gainey 494 (1916) Pitney none none Ky. reversed
Spokane and Inland Empire Railroad Company v. Campbell 497 (1916) Pitney none none 9th Cir. affirmed
Bingham v. Bradley 511 (1916) Pitney none none N.D. Ill. affirmed
New York Life Insurance Company v. Dunlevy 518 (1916) McReynolds none none 9th Cir. affirmed
Duel v. Hollins 523 (1916) McReynolds none Pitney 2d Cir. reversed
Virginia v. West Virginia 531 (1916) White none none original writ of execution denied
Missouri v. Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad Company 533 (1916) White none none original procedural motion granted
Reid v. Fargo 544 (1916) White none none 2d Cir. reversed
Lancaster v. Kathleen Oil Company 551 (1916) White none none E.D. Okla. reversed
New York ex rel. Kennedy v. Becker 556 (1916) White none none N.Y. Sup. Ct. affirmed
Ohio ex rel. Davis v. Hildebrant 565 (1916) White none none] Ohio affirmed
Brown v. Pacific Coast Coal Company 571 (1916) Holmes none none 9th Cir. reversed
Knights of Pythias v. Mims 574 (1916) Holmes none none Tex. Civ. App. reversed
Southern Surety Company v. Oklahoma 582 (1916) VanDevanter none none Oklahoma affirmed
Dayton v. Stanard 588 (1916) VanDevanter none none 8th Cir. affirmed
United States v. Nice 591 (1916) VanDevanter none none D.S.D. reversed
United States v. Quiver 602 (1916) VanDevanter none none D.S.D. affirmed
Abbott v. Brown 606 (1916) Pitney none none S.D. Fla. reversed
Mutual Life Insurance Company v. Hilton-Green 613 (1916) McReynolds none none 5th Cir. reversed
Holmes v. Conway 624 (1916) McReynolds none none Kan. affirmed

Notes and referencesEdit

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

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