List of United States Supreme Court cases, volume 246

This is a list of cases reported in volume 246 of United States Reports, decided by the Supreme Court of the United States in 1918.

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 246 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 246 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
  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
  Louis Brandeis Associate Justice Massachusetts Joseph Rucker Lamar June 1, 1916
June 5, 1916

February 13, 1939
  John Hessin Clarke Associate Justice Ohio Charles Evans Hughes July 24, 1916
October 9, 1916

September 18, 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 246 U.S.Edit

Case Name Page and year Opinion of the Court Concurring opinion(s) Dissenting opinion(s) Lower Court Disposition of case
Armour and Company v. Virginia 1 (1918) White none none Va. affirmed
Boston Store v. American Graphophone Company 8 (1918) White Brandeis none 7th Cir. certification
Cramp and Sons Ship and Engine Building Company v. International Curtis Marine Turbine Company 28 (1918) White none none 3d Cir. affirmed
Marconi Wireless Telegraph Company of America v. Simon 46 (1918) White none none 2d Cir. reversed
Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railway Company v. Texas 58 (1918) Holmes none none Tex. Civ. App. affirmed
Municipal Securities Corporation v. City of Kansas City 63 (1918) Day none none Mo. dismissed
Krueger v. United States 69 (1918) Day none none 8th Cir. affirmed
People's Tobacco Company v. American Tobacco Company 79 (1918) Day none none E.D. La. affirmed
Brader v. James 88 (1918) Day none none Okla. affirmed
Eiger v. Garrity 97 (1918) Day none none Ill. affirmed
Talley v. Burgess 104 (1918) Day none none Okla. affirmed
Anicker v. Gunsburg 110 (1918) Day none none 8th Cir. affirmed
Great Northern Railroad Company v. Donaldson 121 (1918) Day none none Wash. affirmed
Ex parte Slater 128 (1918) VanDevanter none none E.D. Mo. mandamus denied
International Paper Company v. Massachusetts 135 (1918) VanDevanter none none Mass. reversed
Locomobile Company of America v. Massachusetts 146 (1918) VanDevanter none none Mass. reversed
Cheney Brothers Company v. Massachusetts 147 (1918) VanDevanter none none Mass. multiple
Arkansas v. Tennessee 158 (1918) Pitney none none original boundary set
City of Denver v. Denver Union Water Company 178 (1918) Pitney none Holmes D. Colo. affirmed
Sutton v. English 199 (1918) Pitney none none E.D. Tex. affirmed
Denee v. Ankeny 208 (1918) McReynolds none none Wash. affirmed
Lane v. Morrison 214 (1918) McReynolds none none D.C. Cir. reversed
United States v. Bathgate 220 (1918) McReynolds none none S.D. Ohio affirmed
Egan v. McDonald 227 (1918) Brandeis none none S.D. affirmed
Chicago Board of Trade v. United States 231 (1918) Brandeis none none N.D. Ill. reversed
Sears v. City of Akron 242 (1918) Brandeis none none N.D. Ohio affirmed
Nelson v. Southern Railroad Company 253 (1918) Brandeis none none N.C. affirmed
Bilby v. Stewart 255 (1918) Brandeis none none Okla. dismissed
Brogan v. National Surety Company 257 (1918) Brandeis none none 6th Cir. reversed
McCurdy v. United States 263 (1918) Brandeis none none W.D. Okla. reversed
Andrews v. Nix and Company 273 (1918) Clarke none none N.J. affirmed
Great Northern Railroad Company v. Alexander 276 (1918) Clarke none none Mont. dismissed
Northern Pacific Railroad Company v. Wismer 283 (1918) Clarke none none 9th Cir. affirmed
Cissna v. Tennessee 289 (1918) Pitney none none Tenn. reversed
Oetjen v. Central Leather Company 297 (1918) Clarke none none Hudson County Cir. Ct. affirmed
Ricaud v. American Metal Company 304 (1918) Clarke none none 5th Cir. certification
Stadelman v. Miner 311 (1918) White none none Or. rehearing granted
Rock Spring Distlling Company v. W.A. Gaines and Company 312 (1918) McKenna none none 6th Cir. reversed
Ireland v. Woods 323 (1918) McKenna none none N.Y. dismissed
Union Pacific Railroad Company v. Hadley 330 (1918) Holmes none none Neb. affirmed
Wells v. Roper 335 (1918) Pitney none none D.C. Cir. affirmed
Sheckels v. District of Columbia 338 (1918) Pitney none none Ct. Cl. affirmed
Omaechevarria v. Idaho 343 (1918) Brandeis none none Idaho affirmed
Pendleton v. Benner Line 353 (1918) Holmes none none 2d Cir. affirmed
New York Life Insurance Company v. Dodge 357 (1918) McReynolds none Brandeis Mo. App. reversed
Smith v. Jackson 388 (1918) White none none 5th Cir. affirmed
Spring Valley Water Company v. City and County of San Francisco 391 (1918) White none none 9th Cir. affirmed
City of Mitchell v. Dakota Central Telephone Company 396 (1918) McKenna none none D.S.D. reversed
City of Covington v. South Covington and Cincinnati Street Railway Company 413 (1918) Holmes none Clarke E.D. Ky. affirmed
International–Great Northern Railroad Company v. Anderson County 424 (1918) Holmes none none Tex. App. affirmed
Great Northern Railroad Company v. Minnesota ex rel. Village of Clara City 434 (1918) Day none none Minn. affirmed
Boston and Maine Railroad Company v. Piper 439 (1918) Day none none Vt. affirmed
Salt Lake Investment Company v. Oregon Short Line Railroad Company 446 (1918) VanDevanter none none Utah affirmed
Cudahy Packing Company v. Minnesota 450 (1918) VanDevanter none none Minn. affirmed
Manufacturers' Railroad Company v. United States 457 (1918) Pitney none none E.D. Mo. affirmed
Dalton Adding Machine Company v. Virginia ex rel. State Corporation Commission 498 (1918) McReynolds none none Va. affirmed
General Railway Signal Company v. Virginia ex rel. State Corporation Commission 500 (1918) McReynolds none none Va. affirmed
Chicago and Northwestern Railroad Company v. United States 512 (1918) McReynolds none none 7th Cir. reversed
United States v. Schider 519 (1918) McReynolds none none S.D.N.Y. reversed
Bethlehem Steel Company v. United States 523 (1918) Brandeis none none Ct. Cl. affirmed
Louisville and Nashville Railroad Company v. Holloway 525 (1918) Brandeis none none Ky. affirmed
United States v. Soldana 530 (1918) Brandeis none none D. Mont. reversed
United States v. Weitzel 533 (1918) Brandeis none none E.D. Ky. affirmed
Stadelman v. Miner 544 (1918) Brandeis none none Or. dismissed
Thompson v. United States 547 (1918) Clarke none none Ct. Cl. affirmed
United States v. Whited and Wheless, Ltd. 552 (1918) Clarke none none 5th Cir. reversed
Virginia v. West Virginia 565 (1918) White none none original continued
Waite v. Macy 606 (1918) Holmes none none 2d Cir. affirmed
Saalfield v. United States 610 (1918) Clarke none none Ct. Cl. affirmed
Ibanez v. Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation I 621 (1918) McKenna none none Phil. affirmed
Ibanez v. Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation II 627 (1918) McKenna none none Phil. affirmed
Dickinson v. Stiles 631 (1918) Holmes none none Minn. affirmed
E.H. Emery and Company v. American Refrigerator Transit Company 634 (1918) Holmes none none S.D. Iowa reversed
United States ex rel. Louisville Cement Company v. Interstate Commerce Commission 638 (1918) Clarke none none D.C. Cir. reversed

Notes and referencesEdit

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

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