Hale v. Akers - 132 U.S. 554 (1889)


U.S. Supreme Court

Hale v. Akers, 132 U.S. 554 (1889)

Hale v. Akers

No. 270

Submitted December 6, 1889

Decided December 23, 1889

132 U.S. 554

Syllabus

where the supreme court of a state decides a federal question, in rendering a judgment, and also decides against the plaintiff in error on an independent ground not involving a federal question, and broad enough to maintain the judgment, the writ of error will be dismissed, without considering the federal question.

The case is stated in the opinion.



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