Elgin v. Marshall - 106 U.S. 578 (1883)


U.S. Supreme Court

Elgin v. Marshall, 106 U.S. 578 (1883)

Elgin v. Marshall

Decided January 8, 1883

106 U.S. 578

Syllabus

1. Judgment was rendered by the Circuit Court for $1,660.75 against a town on interest coupons detached from bonds which it had issued under a statute, the unconstitutionality of which it set up as a defense. The bonds were for a larger sum than $5,000. Held that this Court has no jurisdiction to reexamine the judgment.

2. Sections 691 and 692, Rev.Stat., as amended by sect. 3 of the act of Feb. 16, 1875, c. 77, in limiting the appellate jurisdiction of this Court in cases of the character therein mentioned, refer to the sum or value of the matter actually in dispute in the suit wherein the judgment or decree sought to be reviewed was rendered, and exclude, in determining such sum or value, any estimate of the effect of the judgment or decree in a subsequent suit between the same or other parties.

The facts are stated in the opinion of the Court.



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