Waters-Pierce Oil Co. v. Texas
212 U.S. 112 (1909)

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Waters-Pierce Oil Co. v. Texas , 212 U.S. 112 (1909)

Waters-Pierce Oil Company v. Texas (No. 2)

No. 360

Argued November 2, 3, 1908

Decided January 18, 1909

212 U.S. 112

Syllabus

The review of a judgment of a state court is confined to assignments of error made and passed upon in the judgment brought here for review; assignments of errors in this Court cannot bring new matter into the record.

When a state court decides a case upon a nonfederal ground which is

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sufficient to maintain the decision, this Court will not review the judgment.

Procedure in matters under its jurisdiction is for the state and its court to determine, and nothing in the federal Constitution prevents a state court from acting in a proceeding for receivership of a corporation brought by the state on testimony taken in the suit by the state against the same corporation and on the judgment in which suit the receivership proceeding is based.

An attempt to raise the federal question in the petition for rehearing in the highest court of the state will not avail if the petition is overruled without specifically passing on the questions.

Writ of error to review 105 S.W. 851 dismissed.

The facts are stated in the opinion.

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