Constitution Brief 2

Constitution Brief 2 - TylerFarrar U.S.Constitution

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Tyler Farrar U.S. Constitution Brief #2: McCulloch v. Maryland 2/13/09 Case:     McCulloch v. Maryland , 17 U.S. 316 (1819) Facts:  In 1816, Congress established the Second Bank of the United States. Due to the bank’s  poor record of inefficiency and corruption, the Maryland legislature passed legislation saying  that they could tax the bank.  The Baltimore bank cashier, James McCulloch, refused to pay the  taxes. Therefore, Maryland took legal action to get McCulloch to pay.  The United States  challenged whether the Maryland tax was constitutional and in return Maryland disputed the  constitutionality of the bank.  Issue: Did Congress have the authority to establish the Second Bank of the United States?  Did  the Maryland legislature have the authority to interfere with an act of Congress? Holding:   
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