A summary of McCulloch v. Maryland that briefly highlights the case's facts, legal question, and holding is available at Oyez.com. The Public Broadcasting Service also describes the case on its website, and the full opinion is accessible at Supreme.Justia.com
McCulloch v. Maryland was a case decided in 1819 by the U.S. Supreme Court, Oyez explains. The court considered whether the Constitution authorized Congress to incorporate the Second Bank of the United States. In a unanimous decision, the Marshall Court ruled that the establishment of the bank was constitutional and Maryland's tax on the bank was illegal. Chief Justice John Marshall authored the court's opinion.