Massingill v. Downs - 48 U.S. 760 (1849)
U.S. Supreme Court
Massingill v. Downs, 48 U.S. 7 How. 760 760 (1849)
Massingill v. Downs
48 U.S. (7 How.) 760
Where a Judgment was obtained in the Circuit Court of the United States for the District of Mississippi in 1839, and in 1841 the State of Mississippi passed a law requiring judgments to be recorded in a particular way in order to make them a lien upon property, this statute did not abrogate the lien which had been acquired under the judgment of 1839, although the latter had not been recorded in the manner required by the statute.
The facts are fully set forth in the opinion of the Court, as delivered by MR. JUSTICE McLEAN, to which the reader is referred.