New Orleans Land Co. v. Brott
263 U.S. 97 (1923)

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New Orleans Land Co. v. Brott, 263 U.S. 97 (1923)

New Orleans Land Co. v. Brott

Nos. 64 and 86

Argued October 10, 11, 1923

Decided November 12, 1923

263 U.S. 97

ERROR TO THE SUPREME COURT

OF THE STATE OF LOUISIANA

1. The act of state officials in issuing a patent, under a state statute empowering them generally to convey such land as passed to the state under a federal swamp land act, is not the exercise of an "authority" under the state, within the meaning of that term in the statute governing writs of error from this Court (September 6, 1916, § 2, 39 Stat. 726) if the specific lands in the patent, by reason of a prior Spanish grant and a treaty and laws of the United States, were not included in the swamp land grant. P. 263 U. S. 98.

2. The claim that a decision of a state court erred in sustaining a Spanish grant over the objections that it was not valid originally and was not confirmed as required by act of Congress held not ground for a writ of error under the Act of September 6, 1916, supra. P. 263 U. S. 99.

Writs of error to review 151 La. 134 dismissed.

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