Johnson v. Payne
253 U.S. 209 (1920)

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U.S. Supreme Court

Johnson v. Payne, 253 U.S. 209 (1920)

Johnson v. Payne

No. 291

Argued April 29, 1920

Decided June 1, 1920

253 U.S. 209

Syllabus

In completing the rolls of members of the Five Civilized Tribes pursuant to the Act of April 26, 1906, c. 1876, § 2, 34 Stat. 137, the Secretary of the Interior had jurisdiction, on March 4, 1907, to revoke without notice his approval of a report of the Commissioner to the Five Civilized Tribes in favor of applicants for enrollment;

Page 253 U. S. 210

and such applicants cannot secure their enrollment through mandamus upon the suggestion that the revocation was due to mistake. Cf. Garfield v. Goldsby,211 U. S. 249.

48 App.D.C. 169 affirmed.

The case is stated in the opinion.

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