Ketcham v. Burr,
245 U.S. 510 (1918)

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Ketcham v. Burr, 245 U.S. 510 (1918)

Ketcham v. Burr

No. 114

Submitted January 2, 1918

Decided January 14, 1918

245 U.S. 510


Appellant, having been for a time confined in an asylum as an insane person after due proceedings in a state probate court, took no appeal or other proceedings in the state courts, but, long after his escape,

Page 245 U. S. 511

filed this bill against the owner and officials of the asylum, the present and former judges and registers of the probate court, and others to regain certain documents and set aside the inquisition. Held that no construction or application of the Constitution was involved, and hence this Court lacked jurisdiction of a direct appeal from the district court.

Appeal dismissed.

The case is stated in the opinion.

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