Missouri Pacific R. Co. v. Hanna,
266 U.S. 184 (1924)

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Missouri Pacific R. Co. v. Hanna, 266 U.S. 184 (1924)

Missouri Pacific Railroad Company v. Hanna

No. 54

Submitted October 8, 1924

Decided November 17, 1924

266 U.S. 184




A writ of certiorari to a state court will be dismissed when the record fails to show that the federal question indicated in the petition for the writ was raised below.

Writ of certiorari to renew 157 Ark. 32 dismissed.

Certiorari to a judgment of the Supreme Court of Arkansas which sustained a judgment recovered by the respondent for personal injuries suffered by him in Illinois while a passenger on the petitioner's railroad.

MR. JUSTICE McREYNOLDS delivered the opinion of the Court.

When this writ was granted, we of course supposed petitioner had properly raised and relied upon the indicated federal question in the courts below by claiming that its responsibility for injuries sustained by respondent while traveling on an interstate drover's pass depended upon acts of Congress and applicable principles of common law as interpreted and applied by the federal courts. Southern Express Co. v. Byers, 240 U. S. 612, 240 U. S. 614.

The record fails to disclose that it definitely raised the point in either trial or supreme court. On the contrary, it was there insisted that liability should be determined under the laws of Illinois, the state wherein the accident occurred.

The writ is accordingly


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