U.S. Supreme Court
Martin v. Thompson, 120 U.S. 376 (1887)
Martin v. Thompson
Submitted January 24, 1887
Decided February 7, 1887
120 U.S. 376
An action at law in a state court of California by A against B to recover the value of a crop raised on land occupied by B who claims as preemptor, adversely to A, claiming under the state, by B's labor and at B's expense, does not involve the title to the land, and the issue presents no federal question.
This was a motion to dismiss, united with a motion to affirm. The case is stated in the opinion of the Court.