Gibbons v. Ogden - Constitutionland

John Marshall (chief justice) ruled for Gibbons
Gibbons won because the federal licensing act of 1793 was violated when Ogden was given an exclusive grant from the state of New York
What reasons did the court give?
The court ruled that commerce involves all kind of trade between countries and parts of countries.
Regulation of commerce between states is therefore, regulated by the highest level of authority in the country.

According to the Drew University Archives, part of the Gibbons-Ogden falling out was personal:


However the New York court sided with Ogden, and ordered Gibbons to stop all of his boats.
Gibbons refused to accept defeat and took the case all the way to supreme court in 1824.


Significance - Gibbons v. Ogden

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Any kind of commercial activity, where it takes between states the federal government has supremacy.
Where there any other opinions?
No, the court ruled unanimously in favor of Gibbons.
Arguments for each side:
What issues were the key issues?
- Did the state of NY have authority in controlling interstate commerce?


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Ogden ran a ferry service from Elizabethtown, New Jersey (and other places in NJ) to the City of New York. Thomas Gibbons ran a competing ferry service from Elizabethtown to New York City with steamboats by an Act of the U.S.

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Gibbons won the case, and the right to sail his steamboats.
When the Supreme Court interpreted the Commerce Clause for this case, it was the first time they had ever done so.

Gibbons v. Ogden (1824) - Marshall Court

The case was originally brought to court as a patent case. Livingston and Fulton did not permit Gibbons to navigate these waters, so Ogden rightly assumed that he could bring an infringement suit against him. What would become the central conflict in the case, however, was whether or not the State of New York had the right to grant the monopoly on interstate waterways.

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Constitution.
6. Regulating commerce includes passing laws regarding navigation, trade, shipping and everything that takes place in the process of trade among states.
7. States can regulate commerce entirely within their borders (intrastate), but if that intrastate commerce impacts another state, the federal government can regulate it.
8. The federal government is supreme to the states pursuant to the supremacy clause in the U.S.

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Constitution.
9. So, if a state and the federal government come into conflict in the process of regulating commerce, the federal government wins.
10. If you don’t like it, American people, then all you can do is use the power of your vote to make a change.