Leisy v. Hardin
Gus Leisy & Co., et al.
A. J. Hardin
That the laws under which property was seized from the appellants were unconstitutional, as they assumed powers reserved only for Congress.
Chief Lawyer for Appellants
James C. Davis
Chief Lawyers for Appellee
H. Scott Howell, William B. Collins, John Y. Stone
Justices for the Court
Samuel Blatchford, Joseph P. Bradley, David Davis, Stephen Johnson Field, Melville Weston Fuller (writing for the Court), Lucius Quintus C. Lamar
David Josiah Brewer, Horace Gray, John Marshall Harlan I
Date of Decision
28 April 1890
Overturned the decision of the Iowa Supreme Court, ruling for the return of the appellants' property, which had been confiscated by the state under laws that were declared unconstitutional.
- Brown v. Maryland, 12 Wheat. 419 (1827).
- Mugler v. Kansas, 123 U.S. 623 (1887).
- Bowman v. Railway Co., 125 U.S. 465 (1888).
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