Mcculloch Vs Maryland Case Study

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Court Cases Response Paper The main idea of the first essay, dealing with the Supreme Court case McCulloch v. Maryland, is that the U.S. Constitution must be read with a loose interpretation because if the Constitution contained “an accurate detail of all the subdivisions of which its great powers will admit, and of all the means by which they may be carried into execution, would partake of the prolixity of a legal code, and could scarcely be embraced by the human mind” (66). The Supreme Court case McCulloch v. Maryland dealt with the reoccurring issue of the interpretation of the U.S. Constitution. In this case, the state of Maryland attempted to place a tax on the Second Bank of the United States and it was being determined if Congress could indeed create said bank. Maryland believed that under a strict interpretation of the Constitution it had the right to tax the bank.
The Supreme Court ruled that Congress had implied powers under the Necessary and Proper Clause which made it constitutional to create the Second Bank of the United States. Furthermore, it ruled that the state of Maryland could not implement a tax on the bank. In addition, the Supreme Court brought up an amazing point stating that “if [the Supreme …show more content…

A major part of this confusing outline may have originated from the close ruling of 5-4. In addition, the incorporation of other court cases inside the text added more confusion to what Chief Justice Rehnquist was trying to state. Furthermore, the way that they added the dissenting opinion, at first glance, made it difficult to distinguish what factors resulted in the ruling. The main issue may have been that when the court case text was shorten for the book, a lot of details were left off that would have allowed for a clearer

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