Stewart v. Ramsay - 242 U.S. 128 (1916)
U.S. Supreme Court
Stewart v. Ramsay, 242 U.S. 128 (1916)
Stewart v. Ramsay
Argued November 15, 1916
Decided December 4, 1916
242 U.S. 128
A direct writ of error lies, under Judicial Code, § 238, to test the jurisdiction of the district court over the person of the defendant.
A district court sitting in one state cannot acquire personal jurisdiction over a citizen and resident of another through civil process served upon him while in attendance on such court as plaintiff and witness and while he is returning from the courtroom after testifying.
The case is stated in the opinion