Norris v. Jackson - 76 U.S. 125 (1869)
U.S. Supreme Court
Norris v. Jackson, 76 U.S. 9 Wall. 125 125 (1869)
Norris v. Jackson
76 U.S. (9 Wall.) 125
IN ERROR TO THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS
1. The 4th section of the Act of March 5, 1865, establishes the mode in which parties may submit cases to the court without a jury and the manner in which a review of the law of such cases may be had in this Court.
2. The special finding of the facts mentioned in that statute is not a mere report of the evidence, but a finding of those ultimate facts on which the law must determine the rights of the parties.
3. If the finding of facts be general, only such rulings of the court in the progress of the trial can be reversed as are presented by a bill of exception.