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Page 17--Legal Page


The purpose of this page is to present detailed legal discussion of relevant Supreme Court decisions regarding the Article V Convention. The Supreme Court cases are presented in order from earliest to latest decision. Each decision is presented on a separate named page with a return link to this page. Images of the discussion may be clicked to enlarge on each page. In addition a pdf link of all pages is provided for each decision.


Introduction Hollingsworth v Virginia, 3 US 378 (1798) McCulloch v Maryland, 17 US 316 (1819)
Dodge v Woolsey, 59 US 331(1855)

Gulf, C&S FR Co v Ellis, 165 US 150 (1897)
Missouri Pac Ry Co v State of Kansas, 248 US 276 (1919)
Hawke v Smith, 253 US 130 (1920)

State of Rhode Island v Palmer, 253 US 350 (1920)

Dillon v Gloss, 256 US 368 (1921)
Leser v Garnett, 258 US 130 (1922)

United States v Sprague, 282 US 716 (1931) United States v Chambers, 291 US 217 (1934) Coleman v Miller, 307 US 443 (1939) Summation

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