Allen v. Pullman's Palace Car Co. - 139 U.S. 658 (1891)
U.S. Supreme Court
Allen v. Pullman's Palace Car Co., 139 U.S. 658 (1891)
Allen v. Pullman's Palace Car Company
Nos. 1381, 1382
Argued March 16, 1891
Decided April 13, 1891
139 U.S. 658
APPEALS FROM THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE UNITED
STATES FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF TENNESSEE
Purely injunction bills cannot be maintained to restrain the collection of taxes upon the sole ground of their unconstitutionality. Shelton v. Platt, 139 U. S. 591, affirmed and applied.
When in a suit in equity this Court finds, on examining the proofs, nothing which makes a proper case for equity, it is its duty to recognize the fact and give it effect though not raised by the pleadings nor suggested by counsel.