Manila Investment Co. v. Trammell - 239 U.S. 31 (1915)
U.S. Supreme Court
Manila Investment Co. v. Trammell, 239 U.S. 31 (1915)
Manila Investment Company v. Trammell
Motion to affirm or dismiss submitted October 12, 1915
Decided November 1, 1915
239 U.S. 31
Mere breach of contract on the part of state officers does not amount to a taking of plaintiff's property without due process of law in violation of the Fourteenth Amendment.
Where the allegation of the bill relied on to give jurisdiction shows mere breach of contract on the part of state officers, the case does not present a real and substantial controversy involving the construction or effect. of the federal Constitution, and the district court does not have jurisdiction on that ground.
The facts, which involve the jurisdiction of the district court of the United States in cases involving constitutional questions, are stated in the opinion.