Cohens v. Virginia
Significance, Lotteries In America
Philip and Mendes Cohen
State of Virginia
A $100 fine under Virginia state law for selling tickets in Virginia for a national lottery authorized by Congress in the District of Columbia flouted congressional authority.
Chief Lawyers for Appellants
David B. Ogden, William Pickney
Chief Lawyers for Appellees
James Barbor, Daniel Webster
Justices for the Court
Gabriel Duvall, William Johnson, Henry Brockholst Livingston, John Marshall (writing for the Court), Joseph Story, Thomas Todd, Bushrod Washington
Date of Decision
3 March 1821
The justices, on the facts, upheld a fine imposed by a state court, while asserting the Supreme Court's authority, under the Constitution, to review state court decisions.
- Martin v. Hunter's Lessee, 14 U.S. 304 (1816).
- McCullouch v. Maryland, 17 U.S. 316 (1819).
- Michigan v. Long, 463 U.S. 1032 (1983).
West's Encyclopedia of American Law. St. Paul, MN: West Group, 1998.
- Beveridge, Albert J. Life of John Marshall. Boston, Houghton-Mifflin, 1916.
- Bickel, Alexander M., and Benno C. Schmidt. History of the Supreme Court of the United States. New York, Macmillan, 1984.
- Johnson, John W., ed. Historic U.S. Court Cases 1690-1990. New York: Garland Publishing, 1992.
- Schwartz, Bernard. A History of the Supreme Court. New York, Oxford University Press, 1993.
- Daniel Boone Court-Martial: 1778 - Neither Patriot Nor Loyalist, Boone "adopted" By The Shawnee, Boone's Return Met With Suspicion
- Chisholm v. Georgia - Significance, Further Readings
- Cohens v. Virginia - Significance
- Cohens v. Virginia - Lotteries In America
- Other Free Encyclopedias