| Hodgson and Thompson v. Bowerbank and Others|
9 U.S. 303 (more)
3 L. Ed. 108; 1809 U.S. LEXIS 437; 5 Cranch 303
Marshall, joined by unanimous
Hodgson v. Bowerbank Wikipedia
Hodgson and Thompson v. Bowerbank, 9 U.S. 303 (1809), was a United States Supreme Court case that held part of the Judiciary Act of 1789 unconstitutional. The invalidated portion conferred federal courts jurisdiction to try cases between aliens.