Walworth v. Kneeland
56 U.S. 348 (1853)

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Walworth v. Kneeland, 56 U.S. 15 How. 348 348 (1853)

Walworth v. Kneeland

56 U.S. (15 How.) 348

Syllabus

Where a case was decided in a state court against a party, who was ordered to convey certain land, and he brought the case up to this Court upon the ground that the contract for the conveyance of the land was contrary to the laws of the United States, this is not enough to give jurisdiction to this Court under the 25th section of the Judiciary Act.

The state court decided against him upon the ground that the opposite party was innocent of all design to contravene the laws of the United States.

But even if the state court had enforced a contract which was fraudulent and void, the losing party has no right which he can enforce in this Court, which cannot therefore take jurisdiction over the case.

The case is stated in the opinion of the Court.

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