United States v. Hall
147 U.S. 691 (1893)

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United States v. Hall, 147 U.S. 691 (1893)

United States v. Hall

No. 459

Submitted January 3, 1893

Decided March 6, 1893

147 U.S. 691

APPEAL FROM THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE UNITED

STATES FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF OHIO

Syllabus

On the authority of United States v. Ewing,140 U. S. 142, the charges of a commissioner of a circuit court for docket fees are disallowed, and the charges for acknowledgments of sureties on recognizances of defendants in prosecutions brought by the United States reduced to a fee for a single acknowledgment.

This was an action by a commissioner of the Circuit Court of the United States for the Northern District of Ohio for docket fees, and for fees for taking the acknowledgment of sureties upon recognizances. The court rendered a judgment in favor of the petitioner for $336.75, and the United States appealed.

MR. JUSTICE BROWN, after stating the facts in the foregoing language, delivered the opinion of the Court.

This case involves but two items:

1. The charge for docket fees must be disallowed upon the authority of United States v. Ewing,140 U. S. 142, 140 U. S. 147,

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