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In Re Hemf

According to the article “Unconstitutional Acts of Congress” (1): In this case the act 64 of January 30, 1897, providing a punishment for selling liquor to Indians, was held unconstitutional as applied to a sale to an Indian who had received an allotment and patent of land under the act of Feb. 8, 1…

Fairbanks V United States

According to the article “Unconstitutional Acts of Congress” (1): In this case the plaintiff in error was convicted on a charge of having issued an export bill of lading upon certain wheat exported from Minnesota to England without affixing thereto an internal revenue stamp as required by the act of…

Pollock V Farmers' Loan And Trust Co

According to the article “Unconstitutional Acts of Congress” (1): This is the famous Income Tax Case in which the income tax law 55 of Aug. 15, 1894 was held unconstitutional. Probably no case since the Civil War has attracted more attention or is better known. It aroused a storm of controversy and …

Baldwin V Franks

According to the article “Unconstitutional Acts of Congress” (1): In this case the same section was involved that had previously been held unconstitutional in United States v. Harris, namely United States Rev. St., ? 5519. In the former case the statute was held unconstitutional as applied to a cons…

The Civil Rights Cases

According to the article “Unconstitutional Acts of Congress” (1): These were five cases of indictments or informations brought under the first and second sections of the act of March 1, 1875, known as the “Civil Rights Act.” 44 The first section provided “That all persons within the jurisdiction of …

Kilburn V Thompson

According to the article “Unconstitutional Acts of Congress” (1): This case involved the question as to the extent of the power of the House of Representatives to punish for contempt. Kilburn had been summoned as a witness by 'a committee of Congress but had refused to answer questions or produce pa…

Tradi Mark Cases

According to the article “Unconstitutional Acts of Congress” (1): These were three cases of criminal prosecutions for violations of the trade mark legislation of Congress. The act 36 of July 8, 1870 provided for the registration of trade marks in the Patent Office. The act 37 of Aug. 14, 1876 provid…