Landmark Case4 results
The Cherokee Nation CasesSignificant Case
The lawsuits that forced the examination of the relationship between law and politics, particularly with respect to the Supreme Court’s ability to enforce its judgment during the early years of the Republic.
Fletcher v. PeckSignificant Case
The first time the Supreme Court declared a state law unconstitutional and a formative decision interpreting the Commerce Clause.
Barron v. BaltimoreSignificant Case
John Marshall’s last opinion which addressed the existing parameters of federalism in relation to the states.
Affirming Judicial IndependenceEra
Through a series of landmark decisions, the Justices of the Marshall Court affirmed the judicial independence of the federal courts, the authority of the Supreme Court, and ensured that the Judicial Branch was an equal branch of the federal government.