Waters-Pierce Oil Co. v. Texas - 212 U.S. 112 (1909)
U.S. Supreme Court
Waters-Pierce Oil Co. v. Texas , 212 U.S. 112 (1909)
Waters-Pierce Oil Company v. Texas (No. 2)
Argued November 2, 3, 1908
Decided January 18, 1909
212 U.S. 112
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
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.