O'Neal v. United States - 190 U.S. 36 (1903)
U.S. Supreme Court
O'Neal v. United States, 190 U.S. 36 (1903)
O'Neal v. United States
Submitted May 4, 1903
Decided June 1, 1903
190 U.S. 36
This was a proceeding in contempt and the contention was that, on the facts, no case of contempt was made out. Held:
(1) That the contention was addressed to the merits of the, case, and not to the jurisdiction of the court, and therefore that the case did not come within the class of cases specified in section 5 of the Judiciary Act of March 3, 1891, in which the jurisdiction of the court is in issue.
(2) And that as the judgment was in effect a judgment in a criminal case, this Court had no jurisdiction to revise it on error.
The case is stated in the opinion of the Court.