Harris v. District of Columbia,
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256 U.S. 650 (1921)
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Harris v. District of Columbia, 256 U.S. 650 (1921)
Harris v. District of Columbia
Argued January 2, 1919
Decided June 6, 1921
256 U.S. 650
1. The work of cleaning the street for the protection of the public health and comfort appertain to the discretionary governmental functions of the District of Columbia, distinguished from the special corporate or municipal duty of keeping the street in repair. P. 256 U. S. 652.
2. The District is not liable for personal injuries occasioned by the negligence of it employee while engaged in sprinkling streets preparatory to cleaning them. P. 256 U. S. 652.
The case is stated in the opinion.