Harris v. Barber
129 U.S. 366 (1889)

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Harris v. Barber, 129 U.S. 366 (1889)

Harris v. Barber

No. 1493

Submitted January 7, 1889

Decided January 28, 1889

129 U.S. 366

ERROR TO THE SUPREME COURT

OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Syllabus

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.

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