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Ronak Rana Section 7 McCulloh v. Maryland 4 Wheat. 316 (1819) FACTS : After the Second Bank of the United States was erected; the State of Maryland imposed a tax that required it to issue its bills on a special stamped paper. Also, the bank had to pay $15,000 annually or they would go out of business. The bank’s head cashier, James McCulloh, refused to pay this tax and issued notes without complying with the law. In the lower Maryland trial court, the court held for the State of Maryland and the Maryland Court of Appeals did as well. ISSUE : Does the state have the right to impede the constitutional exercises of power [of establishing a national bank] by the federal government and congress stated in Article IV’s National Supremacy Clause of the constitution and was the bank a proper exercise of the powers granted by the constitution under Article 1 of the Constitution? REASONING : Marshall. The issue brought up by Maryland was that the Constitution
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