Ex Parte SmithAnnotate this Case
94 U.S. 455 (1876)
U.S. Supreme Court
Ex Parte Smith, 94 U.S. 455 (1876)
Ex Parte Smith
94 U.S. 455
There are no presumptions in favor of the jurisdiction of the courts of the United States, but the facts upon which it rests must in some form appear in the record of all suits prosecuted before them.