Callan v. Bransford - 139 U.S. 197 (1891)
U.S. Supreme Court
Callan v. Bransford, 139 U.S. 197 (1891)
Callan v. Bransford
Nos. 1271, 1594-1598, 1638
Submitted March 2, 1891
Decided March 9, 1891
139 U.S. 197
ERROR TO THE SUPREME COURT
OF APPEALS OF VIRGINIA
When the highest court of a state dismisses a case upon the ground that the matters involved were purely pecuniary, and that the amount in controversy was less than sufficient to give the court jurisdiction under the constitution of the state, no federal question arises.
When the court cannot pass upon a motion to dismiss without referring to the transcripts on file, it will deny the motion without prejudice.