Otis v. Oregon Steamship Co.
116 U.S. 548 (1886)

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Otis v. Oregon Steamship Co., 116 U.S. 548 (1886)

Otis v. Oregon Steamship Company

Submitted January 25, 1886

Decided February 1, 1886

116 U.S. 548

Syllabus

If a record shows on its face that a federal question was not necessarily involved in the decision of a case in a state court, and does not show affirmatively that one was raised, this Court will not go out of the record to the opinion of that court or elsewhere to ascertain whether one was in fact decided.

Moore v. Mississippi, 21 Wall. 638, affirmed and applied.

This was a motion to dismiss a writ of error for want of jurisdiction. The facts which make the case are stated in the opinion of the Court.

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