Barron v. Baltimore
Significance, The City Makes Barron's Wharf Useless, The Bill Of Rights Does Not Apply To The States
The mayor and city council of Baltimore, Maryland
The Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution required Baltimore to compensate Barron for having "taken" his property by significantly compromising the usefulness of his wharf.
Chief Lawyer for Appellant
Chief Lawyer for Appellee
Roger Brooke Taney
Justices for the Court
Gabriel Duvall, William Johnson, John Marshall (writing for the Court), John McLean, Joseph Story, Smith Thompson
None (Henry Baldwin did not participate)
Date of Decision
16 February 1833
The Supreme Court had no jurisdiction in this case because the Fifth Amendment applied only to the federal government and not to the states.
- Worcester v. Georgia, 31 U.S. 515 (1832).
- Watkins v. United States, 354 U.S. 178 (1957).
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