Harris v. District of Columbia
256 U.S. 650 (1921)

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Harris v. District of Columbia, 256 U.S. 650 (1921)

Harris v. District of Columbia

No. 16

Argued January 2, 1919

Decided June 6, 1921

256 U.S. 650

Syllabus

1. The work of cleaning the street for the protection of the public health and comfort appertain to the discretionary governmental functions of the District of Columbia, distinguished from the special corporate or municipal duty of keeping the street in repair. P. 256 U. S. 652.

2. The District is not liable for personal injuries occasioned by the negligence of it employee while engaged in sprinkling streets preparatory to cleaning them. P. 256 U. S. 652.

Page 256 U. S. 651

The case is stated in the opinion.

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