Postal Telegraph Cable Co. v. AlabamaAnnotate this Case
155 U.S. 482 (1894)
U.S. Supreme Court
Postal Telegraph Cable Co. v. Alabama, 155 U.S. 482 (1894)
Postal Telegraph Cable Company v. Alabama
Submitted November 19, 1894
Decided December 17, 1894
155 U.S. 482
ERROR TO THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE UNITED
STATES FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF ALABAMA
Under the Judiciary Acts of the United States, a suit taken between a state and a citizen or corporation of another state is not a suit between citizens of different states, and the circuit court of the United States has no jurisdiction of it unless it arises under the Constitution, laws, or treaties of the United States.
Under the acts of March 3, 1887, c. 373, and August 13, 1888, c. 866, a case (not depending on the "citizenship of the parties, nor otherwise specially provided for
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