Oakley v. Goodnow, 118 U.S. 43 (1886)
U.S. Supreme CourtOakley v. Goodnow, 118 U.S. 43 (1886)
Oakley v. Goodnow
Submitted April 18, 1886
Decided April 19, 1886
118 U.S. 43
When the right of removal of a cause from a state court to a circuit court of the United States is denied by a state court, this denial raises a federal question, within the jurisdiction of this Court.
The circuit courts of the United States have no power to take jurisdiction of a case by removal from a state court, when a colorable assignment has been made to prevent such removal; but resort can only be had to the state courts for protection against the consequences of such an encroachment on the rights of a defendant.
Provident Savings Society v. Ford, 114 U. S. 635, affirmed.
This was a motion to dismiss accompanied by a motion to
affirm. The case is stated in the opinion of the Court.