Stearns v. United States
71 U.S. 1 (1866)

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Stearns v. United States, 71 U.S. 4 Wall. 1 1 (1866)

Stearns v. United States

71 U.S. (4 Wall.) 1

CERTIORARI FOR DIMINUTION

OF THE RECORD

Syllabus

A certiorari for diminution of the record allowed under special circumstances, and where the cause had been continued till the next term, although the motion for it was made after more than one term had passed since the entry of the case, and contrary to a rule of the Court.

The fourteenth rule of this Court declares that no certiorari for diminution of the record shall be awarded unless the motion be made at the first term of the entry of the cause, and "unless upon special cause shown to the court accounting satisfactorily for the delay."

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