Shaffer v. Scudday - 60 U.S. 16 (1856)
U.S. Supreme Court
Shaffer v. Scudday, 60 U.S. 19 How. 16 16 (1856)
Shaffer v. Scudday
60 U.S. (19 How.) 16
In 1841, Congress granted to the State of Louisiana 500,000 acres of land for the purposes of internal improvement, and in 1849 granted also the whole of the swamp and overflowed lands which may be found unfit for cultivating.
In both cases, patents were to be issued to individuals under state authority.
In a case of conflict between two claimants under patents granted by the State of Louisiana, this Court has no jurisdiction, under the 25th section of the Judiciary Act, to review the judgment of the Supreme Court of Louisiana given in favor of one of the claimants.
The case is fully stated in the opinion of the Court.