Please choose a Supreme Court Case related to Federalism from the list at the bottom and answer the following questions about the case in one or two pages using MLA format: (Links to an external site.)
- What is the CASE NAME and what is the CITATION?
This includes the names of the principal litigants (the parties of the case), followed by
the volume number, reporter name, and page number on which the case begins. In
parentheses, identify the court and the year of the decision. [An example of the case
name and citation is: Davis v. Monroe County Board of Education, 526 U.S. 629
- What are the FACTS of the case?
State the essential facts leading to the controversy. Be concise, including only relevant
information. Please include what happened in the lower courts [e.g., if your case is a
U.S. Supreme Court case, what happened in the Circuit Court of Appeals and in the
- What is the ISSUE that the court is deciding?
State the issue or issues identified by the court in question form. Specify the
provision of law that the court is interpreting (e.g., 14th Amendment; IDEA).
- What did the court decide? What was the HOLDING of the case.
Identify the court’s response to the issue or issues involved (1-2 sentences).
- Why did the court rule this way? What was the court’s RATIONALE?
Explain the court’s reasoning for its decision. On what legal grounds or violation of Federalism did the court applied in reaching
its decision. This should be the longest, most detailed section of your summary.
Choose one of the Supreme Court Cases about Federalism listed below:
Chisholm v. Georgia
Hylton v. United States
Ware v. Hylton
Marbury v. Madison
Fletcher v. Peck
Martin v. Hunter’s Lessee
McCulloch v. Maryland
Cohens v. Virginia
Gibbons v. Ogden
Barron v. Baltimore
Cooley v. Board of Wardens
Ableman v. Booth
Texas v. White
Hans v. Louisiana
Pollock v. Farmers’ Loan & Trust Co.
Swift and Company v. United States
Ex parte Young, 209 U.S. 123 (1908)
Missouri v. Holland
United States v. Wheeler
W. Hampton, Jr. & Co. v. United States
United States v. Butler
National Labor Relations Board v. Jones & Laughlin Steel Corporation
Steward Machine Company v. Davis
United States v. Darby Lumber Co.
Wickard v. Filburn
Cooper v. Aaron
Oregon v. Mitchell
Heath v. Alabama
South Dakota v. Dole
United States v. Lopez
U.S. Term Limits, Inc. v. Thornton
Printz v. United States
Clinton v. City of New York
United States v. Morrison
Gonzales v. Raich
Arizona v. United States
National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius