Chapman v. Zobelein,
237 U.S. 135 (1915)

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Chapman v. Zobelein, 237 U.S. 135 (1915)

Chapman v. Zobelein

No. 200

Submitted March 11, 1915

Decided April 5, 1915

237 U.S. 135


An issue as to the invalidity of a tax levy merely because excessive does not raise a federal question.

A statute providing for the sale of property for taxes, giving an opportunity to be heard as to the fairness of the original assessment and providing notice be given of the place and time of sale with a right of redemption for five years, does not deprive the owner of his property

Page 237 U. S. 136

without due process of law within the meaning of the Fourteenth Amendment, and so held as to § 3897 of the Civil Political Code of California.

19 Cal.App. 132 affirmed.

The facts, which involve the constitutionality under the due process of law provision of the Fourteenth Amendment of certain provisions under the tax law of the California, in regard to amount of property and its sale for taxes, are stated in the opinion.

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