: Spencer Tucker
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After 1815 he concentrated on owning steamboats
and opened a service
monopoly between Elizabethtown and New York. This brought him into conflict
with the Fulton and Livingston families, who sought competition for this same
route, and the matter went to the U.S.
Supreme Court. In 1824 Chief Iustice Iohn
rendered an unfavorable verdict in Gibbons v
, a landmark case
that established federal supremacy over interstate commerce
. The net effect was
to ruin Ogden, ...