Falk v. Robertson
137 U.S. 225 (1890)

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Falk v. Robertson, 137 U.S. 225 (1890)

Falk v. Robertson

No. 35

Argued October 30-31, 1890

Decided November 24, 1890

137 U.S. 225

ERROR TO THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE UNITED

STATE FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK

Syllabus

Schedule F of section 2502 of Title 33 of the Revised Statutes, as enacted by section 6 of the Act of March 3, 1883, c. 121, 22 Stat. 503, provided as follows in regard to duties on imported tobacco:

"Leaf tobacco, of which eighty-five percent is of the requisite size and of the necessary fineness of texture to be suitable for wrappers, and of which more than one hundred leaves are required to weigh a pound; if not stemmed, seventy-five cents per pound; if stemmed, one dollar per pound. All other tobacco in leaf, unmanufactured, and not stemmed, thirty-five cents per pound."

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