Coffey v. United States
117 U.S. 233 (1886)

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Coffey v. United States, 117 U.S. 233 (1886)

Coffey v. United States

Petition received March 1, 1886

Decided March 15, 1886

117 U.S. 233

Syllabus

The pleadings in a suit in rem brought by the United States in a circuit court of the United States in Kentucky for the forfeiture of property after its seizure for the violation of the internal revenue laws, are not required by section 914 of the Revised Statutes, to be governed by the statute of Kentucky in regard to pleadings in civil actions, but are to be, as before the enactment of section 914, according to the course in Admiralty.

This was a petition for a rehearing of the cause reported 116 U. S. 116 U.S. 427. The case is stated in the opinion of the Court.

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