United States v. Knox - 128 U.S. 230 (1888)
U.S. Supreme Court
United States v. Knox, 128 U.S. 230 (1888)
United States v. Knox
Submitted November 5, 1888
Decided November 19, 1888
128 U.S. 230
The Court of Claims has jurisdiction to hear and determine a claim of a commissioner of a circuit court of the United States for keeping a docket and making entries therein in regard to parties charged with violations of the laws of the United States, which has been duly presented to the circuit or district court of the United States through the district attorney, and which the court has refused to act upon, although it may not have been presented at the Treasury Department and disallowed there, and the claimant is not obliged to resort to mandamus upon the circuit court for his remedy.