Supreme Court of the United States
Vinson Court
June 24, 1946 – September 8, 1953
(7 years, 76 days)
SeatSupreme Court Building
Washington, D.C.
No. of positions9
Vinson Court decisions

This is a partial chronological list of cases decided by the United States Supreme Court during the Vinson Court, the tenure of Chief Justice Frederick Moore Vinson from June 24, 1946 through September 8, 1953.

Case name Citation Summary
United States v. Carmack 329 U.S. 230 (1946) land held by a local government is still subject to eminent domain by the federal government
Louisiana ex rel. Francis v. Resweber 329 U.S. 459 (1947) Attempting a second electrocution after the first fails does not violate the 8th or 5th Amendment.
Hickman v. Taylor 329 U.S. 495 (1947) work-product doctrine
Everson v. Board of Education 330 U.S. 1 (1947) First Amendment, establishment of religion
U.S. Public Workers v. Mitchell 330 U.S. 75 (1947) Hatch Act of 1940
United States v. United Mine Workers 330 U.S. 258 (1947) injunction against a strike action
Crane v. Commissioner 331 U.S. 1 (1947) determination of basis of property secured by a nonrecourse mortgage
Adamson v. California 332 U.S. 46 (1947) Fifth Amendment, incorporation
International Salt Co. v. United States 332 U.S. 392 (1947) tying arrangements under the Sherman Act
Cox v. United States 332 U.S. 442 (1947) scope of review for Jehovah's Witness classified as conscientious objector
Sipuel v. Board of Regents of Univ. of Okla. 332 U.S. 631 (1948) Fourteenth Amendment, segregation
Oyama v. California 332 U.S. 633 (1948) California Alien Land Laws, equal protection under the Fourteenth Amendment
Woods v. Cloyd W. Miller Co. 333 U.S. 138 (1948) War Powers Clause
McCollum v. Board of Education 333 U.S. 203 (1948) Separation of church and state, constitutionality of released time in public schools
Shelley v. Kraemer 334 U.S. 1 (1948) equal protection, racial covenants
United States v. Paramount Pictures, Inc. 334 U.S. 131 (1948) Hollywood studios monopoly
Takahashi v. Fish and Game Commission 334 U.S. 410 (1948) statute denying commercial fishing licenses to aliens ineligible for citizenship held to violate Equal Protection Clause
Saia v. People of the State of New York 334 U.S. 558 (1948) ordinance which prohibited the use of sound amplification devices except with permission of the Chief of Police violates First Amendment
United States v. National City Lines Inc. 334 U.S. 573 (1948) General Motors streetcar conspiracy
United States v. Congress of Industrial Organizations 335 U.S. 106 (1948) Labor union's publication of statement urging members to vote for a certain candidate for Congress did not violate Taft-Hartley Act
Goesaert v. Cleary 335 U.S. 464 (1948) Upholding employment restrictions against female bartenders
H.P. Hood & Sons v. Du Mond 336 U.S. 525 (1949) Dormant Commerce Clause
Terminiello v. Chicago 337 U.S. 1 (1949) free speech and public order
United States v. Interstate Commerce Commission 337 U.S. 426 (1949) justiciability
Wheeling Steel Corp. v. Glander 337 U.S. 562 (1949) Fourteenth Amendment due process, Commerce Clause
Wolf v. Colorado 338 U.S. 25 (1949) Fourteenth Amendment, state court, evidence from unreasonable search and seizure
Hirota v. MacArthur 338 U.S. 197 (1948) the United States federal courts lacked the authority to review judgments of the International Military Tribunal for the Far East
Mullane v. Central Hanover Bank & Trust Co. 339 U.S. 306 (1950) proper legal notice in the settlement of a trust
Graver Tank & Manufacturing Co. v. Linde Air Products Co. 339 U.S. 605 (1950) patent law, doctrine of equivalents
Sweatt v. Painter 339 U.S. 629 (1950) segregation, separate but equal
McLaurin v. Oklahoma State Regents 339 U.S. 637 (1950) Fourteenth Amendment, segregation
Johnson v. Eisenträger 339 U.S. 763 (1950) jurisdiction of U.S. civilian courts over nonresident enemy aliens; habeas corpus
Henderson v. United States 339 U.S. 816 (1950) ending segregation in railroad dining cars
Feres v. United States 340 U.S. 135 (1950) Military exception to government liability under the Federal Tort Claims Act
Kiefer-Stewart Co. v. Seagram & Sons, Inc. 340 U.S. 211 (1951) agreement among competitors in interstate commerce to fix maximum resale prices of their products violates the Sherman Act
Kunz v. New York 340 U.S. 290 (1951) free speech restrictions must be "narrowly tailored"
Feiner v. New York 340 U.S. 315 (1951) Free speech v. public safety—decided same day as Kunz v. New York
Dean Milk Co. v. City of Madison, Wisconsin 340 U.S. 349 (1951) Dormant Commerce Clause
Universal Camera Corp. v. NLRB 340 U.S. 474 (1951) judicial review of agency decisions
Canton Railroad Company v. Rogan 340 U.S. 511 (1951) Maryland's franchise tax on imported and exported goods held not to violate the Import-Export Clause of the United States Constitution
Joint Anti-Fascist Refugee Committee v. McGrath 341 U.S. 123 (1951) freedom of association
Dennis v. United States 341 U.S. 494 (1951) First Amendment and the Smith Act
Stack v. Boyle 342 U.S. 1 (1951) defines excessive bail
Rochin v. California 342 U.S. 165 (1952) restriction of police power
Morissette v. United States 342 U.S. 246 (1952) strict liability offenses
Dice v. Akron, Canton & Youngstown R. Co. 342 U.S. 359 (1952) reverse Erie doctrine, federal standard binding on state court
Perkins v. Benguet Mining Co. 342 U.S. 437 (1952) general personal jurisdiction over a business that was temporarily based in the court's jurisdiction
Frisbie v. Collins 342 U.S. 519 (1952) kidnapping of fugitives by state officials is constitutional
Ray v. Blair 343 U.S. 214 (1952) states' rights in the electoral college
Beauharnais v. Illinois 343 U.S. 250 (1952) First Amendment and "group libel"
Zorach v. Clauson 343 U.S. 306 (1952) release time programs
Public Utilities Commission of the District of Columbia v. Pollak 343 U.S. 451 (1952) First and Fifth Amendment and street car playing music
Joseph Burstyn, Inc. v. Wilson 343 U.S. 495 (1952) First Amendment and the censorship of films
Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co. v. Sawyer 343 U.S. 579 (1952) presidential power to seize steel mills during strike to ensure wartime production
Kawakita v. United States 343 U.S. 717 (1952) treason accusation against a person with dual citizenship.
Arrowsmith v. Commissioner 344 U.S. 6 (1952) Taxpayers classified a payment as an ordinary business loss, which would allow them to take a greater deduction for the loss than would be permitted for a capital loss
United States v. Reynolds 345 U.S. 1 (1953) State secrets privilege
Fowler v. Rhode Island 345 U.S. 67 (1953) ordinance construed to penalize a minister of Jehovah's Witnesses for preaching at a peaceful religious meeting in a public park unconstitutional
Poulos v. New Hampshire 345 U.S. 395 (1953) religious meetings and the Free Exercise Clause
Securities and Exchange Commission v. Ralston Purina Co. 346 U.S. 119 (1953) a corporation offering "key employees" stock shares is still subject to Section 4(1) of the Securities Act of 1933