Appendix HSelected U.S. Supreme Court Decisions

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This appendix contains highlights of U.S. Supreme Court decisions that affected directly or indirectly the setting in which executive compensation actions and plans were developed. The court decisions set the boundaries in which executive pay was being established and reviewed.

Marbury v Madison (1803)—Supreme Court can declare unconstitutional any Act of Congress that exceeds the Constitution.

McCulloch v Maryland (1819)—Congress may make laws necessary and proper with its powers.

Gibbons v Ogden (1824)—Congress, not the states, is responsible for interstate commerce.

Dred Scott v Sandford (1857)—Slaves ...

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