Johnson V. Mcintosh (1974)

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The United States Supreme Court played significant role in deciding cases regarding property rights. Originally there were many misunderstandings between companies and individuals, corporate and private interests, Native Americans and U.S. laws. These misunderstandings created tensions between different parties and had to be resolved by the Supreme Court. There are many cases that deal with contracts, due process clause, or takings clause and different interests that were at stake; the four cases to review in detail are Johnson v. McIntosh (1823), University of North Carolina v. Foy (1805), Taylor v porter and Ford (1843), and Proprietors of the Charles River Bridge v. Proprietors of the Warren Bridge (1837).
Johnson v. McIntosh (21 U.S. 543
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In Taylor v. Porter and Ford the Court and the constitution both made the right decision because there is no law in the state’s constitution that allows private individuals to pay compensation to achieve their own interests by trespassing private property. Deciding otherwise would violate Taylor’s individual property rights and allow others to act in the same manner as Porter and Ford.
Proprietors of the Charles River Bridge v. Proprietors of the Warren Bridge (1837) involves the issue of contracts clause. The Massachusetts legislature granted a charter to the Charles River bridge company in 1785. The corporate charter authorized the company to build a bridge over the Charles River and collect toll money for forty years. In 1792, a new charter issued extended right to collect toll money until 1856. However, in 1828 the Massachusetts legislature authorized the Warren Bridge company to build a second bridge across the Charles

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