Ableman v. Booth (62 U.S. 506)

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Ableman v. Booth (62 U.S. 506) by Roger B. Taney
Ableman v. Booth, 62 U.S. 506 (1859), is a case in which the Supreme Court of the United States held that state courts cannot issue rulings that contradict the decisions of federal courts, overturning a decision by the Supreme Court of Wisconsin. — Excerpted from Ableman v. Booth on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Court Documents
Opinion of the Court

United States Supreme Court

62 U.S. 506


 Argued: January 19, 1859 --- Decided: March 7, 1859

THESE two cases were brought up from the Supreme Court of the State of Wisconsin by a writ of error issued under the 25th section of the judiciary act.

The facts are stated in the opinion of the court.

They were argued by Mr. Black (Attorney General) for the plaintiffs in error, no counsel appearing for the defendant.

Mr. Chief Justice TANEY delivered the opinion of the court.


This work is in the public domain in the United States because it is a work of the United States federal government (see 17 U.S.C. 105).