Frothingham v. Mellon

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Massachusetts v. Mellon Frothingham
by George Sutherland

Frothingham v. Mellon and Massachusetts v. Mellon, 262 U.S. 447 (1923), were two consolidated cases decided by the Supreme Court of the United States in which the court rejected the concept of taxpayer standing. Excerpted from Frothingham v. Mellon on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Court Documents

United States Supreme Court

262 U.S. 447

Massachusetts  v.  Mellon Frothingham

 Argued: May 3 and 4, 1923. --- Decided: June 4, 1923

Mr. Solicitor General Beck, of Washington, D. C., for Mellon and others.

[Argument of Counsel from pages 448-459 intentionally omitted]

Messrs. Alexander Lincoln and J. Weston Allen, both of Boston, Mass., for Massachusetts.

[Argument of Counsel from pages 459-475 intentionally omitted]

Messrs. Wm. L. Rawls and George Arnold Frick, both of Baltimore, Md., and William H. Lamar and Lucius Q. C. Lamar, both of Washington, D. C., for Frothingham.

[Argument of Counsel from pages 475-478 intentionally omitted]

Mr. Justice SUTHERLAND delivered the opinion of the Court.


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