A rendition of the Charles River Bridge from the early 19th century.

Charles River Bridge v. Warren Bridge 1837

Charles River Bridge v. Warren Bridge (1837) was one of the first decisions to find for the state in challenges invoking the Constitution's Contracts Clause. Written by the Jacksonian Chief Justice Roger B. Taney, the majority opinion signaled the Court's shift towards states' rights and away from the nationalism of the Marshall Court...

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