Manila Investment Co. v. Trammell
239 U.S. 31 (1915)

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Manila Investment Co. v. Trammell, 239 U.S. 31 (1915)

Manila Investment Company v. Trammell

No. 250

Motion to affirm or dismiss submitted October 12, 1915

Decided November 1, 1915

239 U.S. 31

Syllabus

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.

Page 239 U. S. 32

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