Today in 1821: SCOTUS rules it has jurisdiction over state criminal cases with federal law questions

Mar 3, 2016 By: Jeremy Byellin

On March 3, 1821, the Supreme Court rule that it is the nation’s ultimate authority on interpreting federal law, even in state criminal cases.

Today in 1823: SCOTUS holds Natives have no rights to land ownership

Feb 28, 2014 By: Jeremy Byellin

On February 28, 1823, the Supreme Court ruled that Native Americans have no right to own the land that they have been occupying — a right which is exclusively reserved for colonial powers.

Today in 1824: Gibbons v. Ogden, the first Commerce Clause case, is decided

Mar 2, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

On March 2, 1824, the Supreme Court decided Gibbons v. Ogden, marking the start of a turbulent history in Commerce Clause jurisprudence that continues today.