Please choose a Supreme Court Case related to Federalism from the list at the bottom and answer the following questions


Please choose a Supreme Court Case related to Federalism from the list at the bottom and answer the following questions about the case in one or two pages using MLA format: (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

  1. What is the CASE NAME and what is the CITATION?

This includes the names of the principal litigants (the parties of the case), followed by

the volume number, reporter name, and page number on which the case begins. In

parentheses, identify the court and the year of the decision. [An example of the case

name and citation is: Davis v. Monroe County Board of Education, 526 U.S. 629


  1. What are the FACTS of the case?

State the essential facts leading to the controversy. Be concise, including only relevant

information. Please include what happened in the lower courts [e.g., if your case is a

U.S. Supreme Court case, what happened in the Circuit Court of Appeals and in the

District Court?].

  1. What is the ISSUE that the court is deciding?

State the issue or issues identified by the court in question form. Specify the

provision of law that the court is interpreting (e.g., 14th Amendment; IDEA).

  1. What did the court decide? What was the HOLDING of the case.

Identify the court’s response to the issue or issues involved (1-2 sentences).

  1. Why did the court rule this way? What was the court’s RATIONALE?

Explain the court’s reasoning for its decision. On what legal grounds or violation of Federalism did the court applied in reaching

its decision. This should be the longest, most detailed section of your summary.

Choose one of the Supreme Court Cases about Federalism listed below:

Chisholm v. Georgia

Hylton v. United States

Ware v. Hylton

Marbury v. Madison

Fletcher v. Peck

Martin v. Hunter’s Lessee

McCulloch v. Maryland

Cohens v. Virginia

Gibbons v. Ogden

Barron v. Baltimore

Cooley v. Board of Wardens

Ableman v. Booth

Texas v. White

Hans v. Louisiana

Pollock v. Farmers’ Loan & Trust Co.

Swift and Company v. United States

Ex parte Young, 209 U.S. 123 (1908)

Missouri v. Holland

United States v. Wheeler

W. Hampton, Jr. & Co. v. United States

United States v. Butler

National Labor Relations Board v. Jones & Laughlin Steel Corporation

Steward Machine Company v. Davis

United States v. Darby Lumber Co.

Wickard v. Filburn

Cooper v. Aaron

Oregon v. Mitchell

Heath v. Alabama

South Dakota v. Dole

United States v. Lopez

U.S. Term Limits, Inc. v. Thornton

Printz v. United States

Clinton v. City of New York

United States v. Morrison

Gonzales v. Raich

Arizona v. United States

National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius