Zane v. Hamilton County - 189 U.S. 370 (1903)
U.S. Supreme Court
Zane v. Hamilton County, 189 U.S. 370 (1903)
Zane v. Hamilton County
Argued and submitted December 5, 1902
Decided April 6, 1903
189 U.S. 370
Where the highest court of a state has decided that the act of the legislature under which bonds were issued by a county is unconstitutional and such decision is in conformity with the prior decisions of that court, the bonds, having been illegally issued, do not constitute a contract which is protected by the Constitution of the United States.
The case is stated in the opinion of the Court.