Galveston Wharf Co. v. GalvestonAnnotate this Case
260 U.S. 473 (1923)
U.S. Supreme Court
Galveston Wharf Co. v. Galveston, 260 U.S. 473 (1923)
Galveston Wharf Company v. City of Galveston
Argued December 7, 1922
Decided January 2, 1923
260 U.S. 473
1. The power of eminent domain cannot be contracted away, and a contract of that kind is not within the protection of the Contract Clause of the federal Constitution. P. 260 U. S. 476.
2. A bill relying on the contrary hypothesis does not state a substantial federal question within the jurisdiction of the district court. P. 260 U. S. 476.
Appeal from a decree of the district court dismissing a bill for want of jurisdiction.