The American Insurance Company and the Ocean Insurance Company v. 356 Bales of Cotton

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The American Insurance Company and the Ocean Insurance Company v. 356 Bales of Cotton by John Marshall
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American Ins. Co. v. 356 Bales of Cotton, 26 U.S. 511 (1828), was a case decided by the Supreme Court of the United States. The case involved the validity of a local court established by Congress in the Florida Territory whose judges lacked life tenure, as mandated by Article III of the Constitution. Chief Justice John Marshall upheld the courts on the basis of Congress's broad power to enact local laws for territories. The case was later discussed in Dred Scott v. Sandford, where Chief Justice Roger Taney distinguished it in holding that Congress could not ban slavery within a territory. — Excerpted from American Ins. Co. v. 356 Bales of Cotton on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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Opinion of the Court

United States Supreme Court

26 U.S. 511

THE AMERICAN INSURANCE COMPANY AND THE OCEAN INSURANCE COMPANY  v.  356 BALES OF COTTON


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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).