United States v. Erwin
147 U.S. 685 (1893)

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United States v. Erwin, 147 U.S. 685 (1893)

United States v. Erwin

No. 1194

Submitted January 3, 1893

Decided March 8, 1893

147 U.S. 685

Syllabus

A District Attorney is entitled to charge a per diem for services before a United States commissioner upon the same day that he is allowed a per diem for attendance upon the court.

This was a petition by the District Attorney of the United States for the Southern District of Georgia for services rendered

Page 147 U. S. 686

in conducting examinations of persons charged with crime before United States commissioners upon the same days that attendance upon the circuit or district courts was charged. The court found as a conclusion of law that the plaintiff was entitled to recover, and awarded judgment in his favor for $215. The United States appealed.

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