Fenner v. Boykin
271 U.S. 240 (1926)

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U.S. Supreme Court

Fenner v. Boykin, 271 U.S. 240 (1926)

Fenner v. Boykin

No. 308

Argued May 4, 1926

Decided May 24, 1926

271 U.S. 240

Syllabus

Enforcement of a state penal statute, even of one contrary to the federal Constitution, may be interfered with by injunction orders of a federal court only in extraordinary circumstances where the danger of irreparable loss is both great and immediate. P. 271 U. S. 243.

3 F.2d 674 affirmed.

Appeal from a judgment of the district court refusing a preliminary injunction in a suit by Fenner and others

Page 271 U. S. 241

to restrain Boykin and Lowry, state officers, from enforcing a criminal law against dealings in agreements for purchase or sale of cotton for future delivery.

Page 271 U. S. 242

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