American Publishing Co. v. FisherAnnotate this Case
166 U.S. 464 (1897)
U.S. Supreme Court
American Publishing Co. v. Fisher, 166 U.S. 464 (1897)
American Publishing Co. v. Fisher
Argued March 29, 1891
Decided April 12, 1897
166 U.S. 464
The statute of the Territory of Utah (Compiled Laws of 1888, § 3371, as amended in 1892) providing that "in all civil cases, a verdict may be rendered on the concurrence therein of nine or more members of the jury," if not invalid under the Seventh Amendment to the Constitution, is so as violating the provision in the Act of September 9, 1850, admitting Utah as a territory, that
"the Constitution and laws of the United States are hereby extended over and declared to be in force in said Territory of Utah so far as the same or any provisions thereof may be applicable,"
and the Act of April 7, 1874, c. 80, "concerning the practice in territorial courts, and appeals therefrom," which provided that
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