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Record: Equal Justice Under Law - Gibbons v. Ogden


Equal Justice Under Law - Gibbons v. Ogden

Video Call Number: Part Number: Location:
127 3 Biddle Law Library

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Year: Running Time: Format:
1987 0:36 VHS


In this case, the Supreme Court under Chief Justice John Marshall built the basis for a unified American common market. The New York State Legislature granted the firm of Livingston & Fulton the right to issue licenses to steamboat operators using State waters. Ogden, a licensee of this monopoly, sued his former partner Gibbons for navigating in New York waters without a New York license. New York courts decided in favor of Ogden. Gibbons appealed to the Supreme Court. The court left undefined the overlapping powers of the State and federal governments to regulate commerce.


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