Shoshone Mining Co. v. Rutter,
177 U.S. 505 (1900)

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Shoshone Mining Co. v. Rutter, 177 U.S. 505 (1900)

Shoshone Mining Co. v. Rutter

No. 208

Argued March 21, 1900

Decided April 30, 1900

177 U.S. 505


A suit brought in support of an adverse claim under Rev.Stat. §§ 2325, 2326, is not a suit arising under the laws of the United States in such a sense as to confer jurisdiction on a federal court, regardless of the citizenship of the parties.

Blackburn v. Portland Gold Mining Co., 175 U. S. 571, reexamined and affirmed to this point.

Although suits like the present one may sometimes so present questions arising under the Constitution or laws of the United States that a federal court will have jurisdiction, yet the mere fact that a suit is an adverse suit, authorized by the statutes of Congress, is not, in and of itself, sufficient to vest jurisdiction in the federal courts.

The case is stated in the opinion.

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