United States v. Jordan - 113 U.S. 418 (1885)
U.S. Supreme Court
United States v. Jordan, 113 U.S. 418 (1885)
United States v. Jordan
Submitted January 26, 1885
Decided March 2, 1885
113 U.S. 418
Under the Act of Congress of July 29, 1882, 22 Stat. 723, c. 359, providing for the refunding to the persons therein named of the amount of taxes assessed upon and collected from them contrary to the provisions of the regulations therein mentioned, "that is to say, to" each of such persons the sum set opposite his name, each of them is entitled to be paid the whole of that sum, and no discretion is vested in the Secretary of the Treasury or in any court to determine whether the sum specified was or was not the amount of a tax assessed contrary to the provisions of such regulations.
The facts which make the case are stated in the opinion of the Court.