The Jay, Rutledge, and Ellsworth Courts (1789–1800)


Why is Hayburn’s Case important?

The case was important because it helped establish the principle of judicial independence: the executive and legislative branches could not place the federal courts, including U.S. Supreme Court justices, in a subservient role when it comes to interpreting the law.


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