U.S. Supreme Court Decisions - Gibbons V. Ogden (Interstate Commerce)

U.S. Supreme Court Decisions - Gibbons V. Ogden (Interstate Commerce)

by U.S. Supreme Court
     
 
A New York state law gave two individuals the exclusive right to operate steamboats on waters within state jurisdiction. Laws like this one were duplicated elsewhere which led to friction as some states would require foreign (out-of-state) boats to pay substantial fees for navigation privileges.

In this case a steamboat owner who did business between New York

Overview

A New York state law gave two individuals the exclusive right to operate steamboats on waters within state jurisdiction. Laws like this one were duplicated elsewhere which led to friction as some states would require foreign (out-of-state) boats to pay substantial fees for navigation privileges.

In this case a steamboat owner who did business between New York and New Jersey challenged the monopoly that New York had granted, which forced him to obtain a special operating permit from the state to navigate on its waters. The case was argued by some of America's most admired and capable attorneys at the time. Thomas Addis Emmet and Thomas J. Oakley argued for Ogden, while William Wirt and Daniel Webster argued for Gibbons.
A New York state law gave two individuals the exclusive right to operate steamboats on waters within state jurisdiction. Laws like this one were duplicated elsewhere which led to friction as some states would require foreign (out-of-state) boats to pay substantial fees for navigation privileges.

In this case a steamboat owner who did business between New York and New Jersey challenged the monopoly that New York had granted, which forced him to obtain a special operating permit from the state to navigate on its waters. The case was argued by some of America's most admired and capable attorneys at the time. Thomas Addis Emmet and Thomas J. Oakley argued for Ogden, while William Wirt and Daniel Webster argued for Gibbons.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781934255728
Publisher:
El Paso Norte Press
Publication date:
08/15/2010
Series:
U.S. Supreme Court Decisions
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
307 KB

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