Stewart v. Ramsay
242 U.S. 128 (1916)

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Stewart v. Ramsay, 242 U.S. 128 (1916)

Stewart v. Ramsay

No. 105

Argued November 15, 1916

Decided December 4, 1916

242 U.S. 128

Syllabus

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.

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