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Record: Equal Justice Under Law - McCulloch v. Maryland


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Equal Justice Under Law - McCulloch v. Maryland

Video Call Number: Part Number: Location:
127 2 Biddle Law Library

Production Company

WQED

Year: Running Time: Format:
1988 1:16 VHS

Summary:

In this case, the state of Maryland attempted to impede operation of a branch of the Second Bank of the United States by imposing a tax on all notes of banks not chartered in Maryland. The fundamental case established the following two principles: (1) that the Constitution grants to Congress implied powers inherent in the nature of the Constitution as a blueprint for a practically functional government, and (2) that state action may not impede validly constitutional exercises of power by the Federal government. The opinion was written by Chief Justice John Marshall.

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