Harris v. Barber - 129 U.S. 366 (1889)
U.S. Supreme Court
Harris v. Barber, 129 U.S. 366 (1889)
Harris v. Barber
Submitted January 7, 1889
Decided January 28, 1889
129 U.S. 366
ERROR TO THE SUPREME COURT
OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
A judgment of the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia quashing a writ of certiorari, after justice of the peace, in obedience to the writ, has returned the record of his proceedings and judgment in a landlord and tenant process is reviewable by this Court on writ of error if the right to the possession of the premises is worth more than $5,000.
A judgment of a justice of the peace which is subject to appeal cannot be quashed by writ of certiorari except for want of jurisdiction appearing on the face of his record.