Supreme Court of the United States
Chase Court
December 15, 1864 – May 7, 1873
(8 years, 143 days)
SeatOld Senate Chamber
Washington, D.C.
No. of positions10 (1864-1866)
8 (1866-1869)
9 (1869-1873)
Chase Court decisions

This is a partial chronological list of cases decided by the United States Supreme Court decided during the Chase Court, the tenure of Chief Justice Salmon P. Chase from December 15, 1864 through May 7, 1873.

Case name Citation Summary
Ex parte Milligan 71 U.S. 2 (1866) habeas corpus, military tribunals
Ex parte Garland 71 U.S. 333 (1866) retroactive civil disability for former Confederate officers
Mississippi v. Johnson 71 U.S. 475 (1867) power of the Supreme Court to constitutionally issue an injunction directed at the President
Pervear v. Massachusetts 72 U.S. 475 (1866) upholding harsh penalty for violation of state liquor laws, and declining to apply Eighth Amendment to the states
Crandall v. Nevada 73 U.S. 35 (1868) Right to travel bars taxation of parties leaving a state
Georgia v. Stanton 73 U.S. 50 (1868) power of the Court to rule on constitutionality of Reconstruction Acts; parameters of the Court's jurisdiction
United States v. Kirby 74 U.S. 482 (1868) construction of criminal statutes
Ex parte McCardle 74 U.S. 506 (1868) congressional power to limit Supreme Court’s appellate jurisdiction
Texas v. White 74 U.S. 700 (1869) constitutionality of state secession
Ex parte Yerger 75 U.S. 85 (1869) habeas corpus case that became moot when Yerger was released before the court ruling; therefore not actually heard by the Supreme Court
Paul v. Virginia 75 U.S. 168 (1869) Privileges & Immunities Clause does not apply to corporations, Commerce Clause does not apply to insurance policies
Hepburn v. Griswold 75 U.S. 603 (1870) constitutionality of legal tender laws
Baker v. Morton 79 U.S. 150 (1870) land claims in the Nebraska Territory
United States v. Klein 80 U.S. 128 (1871) separation of powers
Taylor v. Taintor 83 U.S. 366 (1872) rights and responsibilities of bail bondsmen
Slaughterhouse Cases 83 U.S. 36 (1873) freedom of employment
Bradwell v. State of Illinois 83 U.S. 130 (1873) equal protection, exclusion of women from employment