Perhaps of the cases coming before the Supreme Court since it first sat within these walls those which have attracted the most popular interest are the series known as the Income Tax Cases, argued in March, 1895, by Richard Olney, then Attorney General, and associate counsel on behalf of the government, and by Joseph H. Choate and others on behalf of certain New York corporations. The Court, by a vote of five to four, finally pronounced the law of Congress, framed for the purpose of collecting the income tax, unconstitutional.