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Case name Citation Summary
Talbot v. Janson 1795 admiralty and citizenship
United States v. Peters 1795 Federal district court has no authority over a foreign privateer when the captured ship was not within its jurisdiction.
Georgia v. Brailsford 1794 Jury nullification
Chisholm v. Georgia 1793 first “major” case; federal jurisdiction over suits vs. states; state sovereign immunity; led to Eleventh Amendment
Hayburn's Case 1792 justiciability and separation of powers
West v. Barnes 1791 first decision of the Supreme Court, strictly interpreting procedural filing requirements mandated by statute
Van Staphorst v. Maryland 1791 first docketed case of the Supreme Court, settled before arguments

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