Key Cases Dealing with Monetary Policy

 

Coinage act of 1792

Defines the dollar

http://nesara.com/files/coinage_act_1792.pdf

 

McCullock vs. Maryland 1819

Supreme Court rules Congress has the power to incorporate a bank

http://supreme.justia.com/us/17/316/case.html

 

Craig vs. Missouri 1830

Supreme Court rules against States issuing bills of credit

http://supreme.justia.com/us/29/410/case.html

 

Coinage Act of 1834

http://www.dollarnoncents.com/coinage_act_1834.pdf

 

Darrington vs. Bank of Alabama 1851

Supreme Court rules in favor of State emitted bills of credit

http://supreme.justia.com/us/54/12/case.html

 

Hepburn v. Griswold 1869

Supreme Court rules against legal tender aspects of bills of credit

http://supreme.justia.com/us/75/603/case.html

 

Knox vs. Lee 1870

Supreme Court decides Greenbacks a fiat currency are Consttutional

http://supreme.justia.com/us/79/457/case.html

 

Juilliard vs. Greenman 1884

Supreme Court again decides legal tender paper currency is Constitutional

http://supreme.justia.com/us/110/421/case.html#421

 

Houston & Texas Central Railroad vs. Texas 1900

The overruling of Craig vs. Missouri

http://supreme.justia.com/us/177/66/case.html

 

King Su Fan vs. United States

Supreme Court case dealing with the exportation of Philippine silver coins from the Philippines

http://supreme.justia.com/us/218/302/case.html

 

Nortz vs. United States 1935

Gold seizure by the United States government

http://supreme.justia.com/us/294/317/case.html

 

Guaranty Trust Company vs. Henwood 1939

Supreme Court deals with problems when Congress prohibits gold clauses in contracts

http://supreme.justia.com/us/307/247/case.html

 

Ware vs. United States 1978

United States Court of Appeals 10th District tries to differentiate between Federal Reserve Notes and dollars

http://ftp.resource.org/courts.gov/c/F2/608/608.F2d.400.78-1834.html

 

Cordner vs. United States 1982

United States Court of Appeals 9th District claims gold coins are both "money" and "property"

http://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=10353920207635228877&hl=en&as_sdt=2&as_vis=1&oi=scholarr

 

Lary vs. Commisioner of Internal Revenue 1988

United States Court of Appeals 11th Circuit claims gold coins are both "money" and "property"

http://openjurist.org/842/f2d/296/lary-v-commissioner-of-internal-revenue

 

March 20, 2011

Supreme Court decides Federal Reserve must release its "discount window" operations

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-03-21/fed-must-release-bank-loan-data-as-high-court-rejects-appeal.html