Adams v. Crittenden
106 U.S. 576 (1882)

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U.S. Supreme Court

Adams v. Crittenden, 106 U.S. 576 (1882)

Adams v. Crittenden

Decided November 6, 1882

106 U.S. 576

Syllabus

1. Distinct decrees in favor of or against distinct parties cannot be joined to render the aggregate sum sufficient to give this Court jurisdiction.

2. Except in special cases, this Court has no jurisdiction to reexamine the judgment or the decree of the circuit or the district court unless the matter in dispute, exclusive of costs, although it arises upon the Constitution or a statute of the United States, exceed the sum or value of $5,000.

The case is sufficiently stated in the opinion of the Court.

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