Northport Power & Light Co. v. Hartley
283 U.S. 568 (1931)

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Northport Power & Light Co. v. Hartley, 283 U.S. 568 (1931)

Northport Power & Light Co. v. Hartley

No. 66

Argued January 23, 1931

Decided May 25, 1931

283 U.S. 568

Syllabus

A bill to enjoin state officials from bringing an action in the state courts for the purpose of forfeiting and escheating the plaintiff's land under the law of the state that the plaintiff attacks as repugnant to the Federal Constitution will not lie in federal court, since full protection of the plaintiff's rights can be had in the action by the state, if instituted.

35 F.2d 199 affirmed.

Appeal from a decree of the District Court of three judges dismissing a bill for an injunction.

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