Supreme Court Decisions 1

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David McHugh/History Team AP US History Supreme Court Decisions Charles River Bridge v. Warren Bridge (1837, Taney) a. The Chief Justice during this case was Roger B. Taney, and the final vote was 5-2 in favor of Warren Bridge. b. The issue at stake was which had a higher priority: the community and its economic development or the rights of a company in order to make a profit. The decision was made that a community’s interests took precedent over a company’s. c. In 1785, the Massachusetts lawmakers granted the Charles River Bridge Company to build a bridge over the Charles River at the same location that a (paid) ferry was, which was owned by Harvard University. In order to compensate for Harvard’s loss of revenue from the ferry, the Charles River Bridge Company agreed to pay Harvard 200 pounds a year from toll income for 70 years, after which the bridge would belong to the state. However, in 1828, the Massachusetts lawmakers also granted the Warren Bridge Company to build another toll bridge over the Charles River fairly close to the first one. In a few years, the Warren Bridge Company stopped the tolls on their bridge
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