Galveston Wharf Co. v. Galveston,
260 U.S. 473 (1923)

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Galveston Wharf Co. v. Galveston, 260 U.S. 473 (1923)

Galveston Wharf Company v. City of Galveston


Argued December 7, 1922

Decided January 2, 1923

260 U.S. 473


1. The power of eminent domain cannot be contracted away, and a contract of that kind is not within the protection of the Contract Clause of the federal Constitution. P. 260 U. S. 476.

2. A bill relying on the contrary hypothesis does not state a substantial federal question within the jurisdiction of the district court. P. 260 U. S. 476.


Page 260 U. S. 474

Appeal from a decree of the district court dismissing a bill for want of jurisdiction.

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