Chief Justice John Marshall
All his Important Cases
Fletcher Vs. Peck
Significance:The first case in which the Supreme Court ruled a state law unconstitutional, the decision also helped create a growing precedent for the sanctity of legal contracts, and hinted that Native Americans did not hold title to their own lands
Martin Vs Hunter's Leese
Significance: The significance of Martin v Hunter's lessee deals with the power of state and federal courts. This case established that the Supreme court has supremacy over state courts, and that state courts must hold decisions made by the supreme court.
Cohen's Vs Virginia
Significance: The Supreme Court's right to review state court decisions in criminal law matters when Constitutional rights have been violated