Business: Branch Banks

A State which has a law against branch-banking may enforce it against a National Bank. The Supreme Court so ruled. Justice Sutherland wrote the decision: "The mere multiplication of places where the powers of a bank may be exercised is not, in our opinion, a necessary incident of a banking business. ... It is wholly illogical to say that a power which by fair construction of the statutes is found to be denied nevertheless exists as an incidental power."

Justice Van Devanter wrote a dissenting opinion in...

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