Gibbons v. Ogden: John Marshall, Steamboats and the Commerce Clause

Legal Landmarks: Supreme Court Decisions that Changed America
When Robert Livingston and Robert Fulton were awarded a monopoly to navigate their steamboats on the waterways of New York state, competitors mounted a legal challenge. Herbert Alan Johnson looks at how the Supreme Court's 1824 decision determined that the federal government holds the power to regulate interstate commerce. The University of Kansas School of Law is a co-sponsor of this lecture series.
October 15, 2013
06:30 pm
Off Campus, Kansas City Public Library's Central Library, 14 W. 10th St., Kansas City, Mo.
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